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File #: 20-450    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to continue to provide removal defense legal services supporting immigrant residents of San Mateo County extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable under the Agreement by $795,340 to an amount not to exceed $1,458,123.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_Removal Defense 20-21.pdf, 2. 20200630_a_Legal Aid removal defense amendment draft.doc
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Justin W. Mates, Deputy County Manager
Subject: Measure K: Resolution approving an amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo for Removal Defense Legal Services Supporting Immigrant Residents

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to continue to provide removal defense legal services supporting immigrant residents of San Mateo County extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable under the Agreement by $795,340 to an amount not to exceed $1,458,123.


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BACKGROUND:
The federal government has maintained immigration enforcement throughout the Bay Area, continuing a trend of more immigrant residents of the County being placed in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Many immigrants in such proceedings lack the resources to secure legal representation in such proceedings.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates that about half of the 114,000 residents of San Mateo County who are foreign born and not naturalized United States citizens are lawful permanent residents or have visas. The other half are unauthorized immigrants. Of these 58,000 unauthorized residents, more than half have lived in the United States for more than ten years. More than 70% of the adults are employed, and many have children who are U.S. citizens. These San Mateo County residents are our neighbors and co-workers, members of our congregations; their children learn alongside ours at local schools. They are part of the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community.

In response to these circumstances and the community need, the County of San Mateo, pursuant to Resolution No.076150 and Resolution No. 076851 of the Board of Supervisors, entered into an ...

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