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Support Services

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Tackling the Issue

This mother came from Guatemala to the United States with her two young children fleeing domestic violence. We are supporting her with friendship, transportation, babysitting, funds, and resources as she navigates our immigration system. She has had an asylum case open with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) since summer 2017 and has an immigration lawyer overseeing her case. The status of her asylum claim is still pending, and the immigration landscape continues to shift under our current administration, but we remain hopeful.
This family has made so much progress toward independence during their time here. Mom has her driver’s license, a social security number, a work permit, and a part time job in SLO, as well as paid online translation work. But even with this progress, the cost of childcare takes up all of her new income, making basic expenses such as paying rent a big challenge.
Please consider helping us as we continue to support this family and raise money for legal fees, living expenses and childcare. We ask that you consider making a 6 month commitment of $25, but are grateful for any donation of any duration that you can make.
If you would like to set up a recurring donation, simply check the box under the donation amount that says "Make My Donation Monthly Recurring", and select the number of months you would like for it to recur.  You can cancel, extend, change the amount of a recurring donation or method of payment at any time by contacting Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County at:
We are deeply grateful for your generosity.

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What is the TRUTH Act? 

The TRUTH Act defines specific rights of immigrants held in local jails, as well as calls for
transparency of local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement. If local law
enforcement has given ICE access to any individual in the previous year, a local legislative
body (ie: SLO County Board of Supervisors) is required to host a community forum to address the public on this topic and consider public comment. 

  • In 2018, Sheriff Ian Parkinson  presented data regarding the TRUTH Act to the SLO County Board of Supervisors. Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County coordinated a community response to share our questions and concerns.

  • In 2019, we worked with the California Immigrant Policy Center and a coalition of community leaders to meet with Sheriff Parkinson in an effort to ensure transparency and accountability regarding the interactions of local law enforcement with ICE. 

  • In Progress: In 2022-2023, we are partnering with Buen Vecino to request information regarding the Sheriff's compliance with the Truth Act in 2020 and 2021.  We have submitted  a PRA (Public Records Act) request and are waiting for a response. 

Education & Outreach


Making a Difference

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

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Community Development


Doing What’s Needed

Through our Community Development, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.

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