Legal Help for Undocumented Immigrants
As families across the United States adjust to the new restrictions associated with the coronavirus outbreak, undocumented immigrants may be under even greater stress. This is especially true of families with children who must access information from their schools to make the transition to home-schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some online resources, including Comcast’s free Internet Essentials package, request the Social Security number of an adult in the household to qualify. This can be intimidating for those without the documentation needed to access these home-schooling essentials. Contacting a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can provide help in correcting undocumented status and in accessing the right resources for temporarily home-schooled children.
Other Forms of Documentation Accepted
Comcast is also offering a different method of documenting eligibility for the Internet Essentials package. According to officials at the company, the Comcast website will also accept an upload or scan of a picture ID as an alternative for a Social Security number. This will allow families to access the internet services needed to help their children succeed in school even during the disruptions of the coronavirus outbreak. It will also provide some much-needed peace of mind for undocumented immigrants who may not be able to provide a Social Security number for themselves or for their children.
Combatting the Language Barrier
While Spanish and English are commonly spoken in the West Palm Beach area, individuals and families who speak Q’anjob’al and other pre-Columbian languages may find it difficult to understand the messages sent to them by the school district. In response to this situation, the Palm Beach County school district sends all of its critical messages in English, Spanish and Q’anjob’al to ensure that the word is spread to all those it serves. This can provide a little extra help for those who may be struggling in the current crisis.
Helping Undocumented Immigrants
At Pozo Goldstein, we offer practical help to undocumented immigrants that can provide greater peace of mind during this difficult time. We have the experience and the know-how to resolve your immigration issues in the most positive and practical way possible. If you need the help of a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, we are still here to provide you with the guidance and legal support needed. Just call us today at 561-578-4977 to schedule a consultation with our team by telephone or Skype. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.