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Not knowing where to turn for help as an immigrant can be scary. Finding an immigration lawyer, housing, a job and learning the language are among the many challenges that immigrants face in our community. The County of San Mateo Office of Community Affairs, or OCA, is your first stop to find help. OCA is in touch with all of the services and resources available to our valued immigrant community. Find the resources and information you need here, in one place.

Immigration/Legal Services

Find more information about immigration attorneys, housing legal services, translation services, and much more. View Services »

Community Resources

Find out where you can turn to for information or assistance, including programs that assist with education and employment. View Resources »

Community Engagement Efforts

Learn about new projects, local events, and collaborative efforts taking place in SMC. Learn more »

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