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County of Santa Clara

Office of Immigrant Relations

The Office of Immigrant Relations is a county program that promotes immigrant integration and belonging by addressing issues, needs, and uplifting immigrant contributions. 

Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community for all. 

Vision

A Santa Clara County where the immigrant community is safe, connected and has opportunities to grow, thrive and feel a sense of belonging.  


 

Our Pro-Equity Approaches
 

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Change the Narrative
Partner across the County to shift the dominant narrative about immigrants and refugees to promote a sense of belonging and equitable access to County services, programs, and initiatives. OIR also provides root cause analysis to explain unequal outcomes and amplifies immigrant stories to recognize invaluable contributions. 

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Subject Matter Expertise
Provide subject matter expertise by providing training, capacity building, research, and policy analysis on the latest trends and best practices in immigrant integration, social justice, and belonging.  

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Transformational Change
Build organizational capacity to operationalize an immigrant equity lens, develop an equity index, and implement programs, such as the New American Fellowship, to assess and address institutional barriers.  

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Partnerships and Community Engagement
Take part in authentic engagement through intentional, meaningful relationship building with community members and organizations by nurturing partnerships and collaboratives (such as immigration legal services providers, Mosaic America, CAST, PEACE, Citizenship Collaborative, and Refugee and Immigrant Forum). It also works closely with County departments that directly serve immigrants.  

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Policy Analysis
Monitor and provide guiding documents to outline federal, state, and local policies affecting immigrants. Monitor and publicize County's legislative priorities in immigration policy and advocate for policy agenda that advances immigrant equity. 

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Data, Evaluation, and Accountability
Collect and analyze immigrant data to measure equity, inclusion, and belonging.


 

Office Highlights

Contact Us

2460 N First Street, Suite 220
San Jose, CA 95131

Email: [email protected]
General number: (408) 678-1430​

 

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