On June 6, 2017, the City of Hayward became a Sanctuary City, thereby affirming the City’s commitment to values of dignity, inclusivity, and respect for all individuals. The City provides services to all residents, regardless of immigration status. The Hayward Police Department has a policy prohibiting their participation in civil immigration operations and enforcement.
Sanctuary City Policies & FAQ
If you or someone you know has been detained by Customs Enforcement (ICE) and you seek assistance, call 510.241.4011 for rapid response and legal services provided by Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership.
Immigration Assistance and Citizenship
General Immigration Clinics take place the third Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 3400 E. 12th Street in Oakland. No appointment is necessary but in order to check on date of the next upcoming general immigration clinic call or email using the information above.
The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California.
Citizenship and Immigration services help families and youth integrate into society and navigate the process of becoming responsible, productive United States citizens. We assist clients with the citizenship application, prepare them for interviews, offer Citizenship classes and help with passport applications.
Information on Citizenship, Green Cards and working in the U.S.
If your DACA status expires between March 5 and December 31, 2018, the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) can help you renew immediately at no charge. IIBA can also cover your DACA application fee.
*Additional resources can be found in the Youth and Family Services division of the Hayward Police Department.