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File #: 22-474    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving a third amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to provide continued legal services supporting immigrant residents of San Mateo County, extending the term through June 30, 2023 and increasing the amount payable under the agreement by $295,651, to an amount not to exceed $1,156,771.
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_ Affirmative Legal Services, 2. 20220628_a_Affirmative Legal Services
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive Officer
Justin W. Mates, Deputy County Executive

Subject: Measure K: Third Amendment to the Agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County for Legal Services Supporting Immigrant Residents of San Mateo County

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving a third amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to provide continued legal services supporting immigrant residents of San Mateo County, extending the term through June 30, 2023 and increasing the amount payable under the agreement by $295,651, to an amount not to exceed $1,156,771.

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BACKGROUND:
According to the American Community Survey, a third of San Mateo County residents are foreign-born and many of these residents have children who are United States citizens. These immigrants are important to the vitality of our community and to the San Mateo County economy. The County has identified a need for legal services to support immigrants in the community.

These needed services include: legal workshops providing immigrants with information on topics such as their rights, the path to citizenship, and immigration benefits (e.g., relief for crime victims, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), Special Immigrant Juveniles, Asylum, removal defense); brief individual consultations and assistance to screen immigrants for potential benefits and to make appropriate legal referrals; assisting immigrants in applying for certain forms of immigration relief, such as special immigrant juvenile status (for abused and abandoned youth), U visas (for crime victims), and DACA benefits; and, responding to immediate and initial needs of immigrants and families affected by enforcement operations.

The County of San Mateo has contracted with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid Society) to provid...

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