DACA, Undocumented, and Mixed Status Families
Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services. For more information.
Eloy Detention Center [Core Civic] has stopped accepting visitations due to the COVID -19 Virus. At this time it is still unknown as to when Core Civic will resume their regular visitation schedule. For more information please call, (520) 466-4141.
Recovery Rebates: A Social Security Number (SSN) is required for the recovery rebate- this means individuals with Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) are excluded. This also means that mixed-status families are not eligible since the statute requires both parents to have a SSN, unless one is in the military. DACA and TPS recipients are eligible for SSNs.
Unemployment Insurance (UI): Immigrants who are lawfully present and work authorized are eligible for Unemployment Compensation (UC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Noncitizens who lack work authorization or who were not "authorized" to work while they were working are ineligible.
Public Charge: Neither the cash assistance/recovery rebate or unemployment insurance will count for public charge purposes. However, having a low income or having a poor history of employment can be used as negative factors.