With the Trump administration taking a tougher line on immigration and border security, a lot of groups have ramped up legal services for noncitizens. But when it comes to financial information and resources, a new gap may be emerging.
Families experiencing an immigration emergency may suddenly face thousands of dollars in attorney fees, bail and lost income if a breadwinner is detained.
That’s why the San Francisco-based Mission Asset Fund is planning to launch a new emergency program to support families in crisis. It’s a nonprofit that helps low-income people, often in immigrant communities, obtain financial services.