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File #: 22-475    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: Adopt a resolution approving a third amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid Society) to continue to provide removal defense 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 $819,200, to an amount not to exceed $3,072,663.
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_Removal Defense Legal Services, 2. 20220628_a_Removal Defense 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: Third Amendment to the Agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County For Removal Defense Legal Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution approving a third amendment to the agreement with Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid Society) to continue to provide removal defense 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 $819,200, to an amount not to exceed $3,072,663.

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BACKGROUND:
The Migration Policy Institute estimates that about 55,000 San Mateo County immigrant residents are unauthorized residents, and that about 60% of them have lived in the United States for more than 10 years. More than 70% of the adults are employed, and many have U.S. citizen children. These San Mateo County residents are part of the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community.

In 2018, as a response to the heightened immigration enforcement priority under the previous presidential administration, the County of San Mateo contracted with the Legal Aid Society ("Agreement") to provide legal representation for immigrants living in San Mateo County in removal actions; urgent legal assistance to individuals referred by the San Mateo County Rapid Response Hotline; and coordination of the San Mateo County Rapid Response Network. Legal Aid Society provided these services in collaboration with partner non-profit legal services agencies. The Agreement was entered into for an original term of September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, for an amount not to exceed $662,783 and it was subsequently amended twice to extend the term through June 30, 2022, and to increase the total amount payable under the agreement to an amount not...

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