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King County unveils new program to support immigrants

The Department of Communities and Human Services (DCHS) announced on September 7 the launch of two new programs to provide financial support to immigrants in King County:

  • The King County Immigrant Expenses Support Program helps King County immigrants pay eligible expenses associated with applying for legal status, including filing fees with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
  • Immigration application fees vary from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars per applicant. To be eligible for support, applicants must live, work, attend school or be currently detained at an ICE facility in King County, but have previously lived, worked, or attended school in King County.

Approved applicants will receive up to $3,000 per person and up to $6,000 per household based on expenses incurred or expected in 2022.

The King County Relief Fund can provide financial assistance to help King County immigrants severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic but not eligible for federal stimulus funds and unemployment benefits. Approved applicants can receive $1,000.

For Support: 1-844-724-3737 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)

CISC can help community members access these programs.

Contact Aimee Zhu at 206-393-2110 or [email protected].

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