Know-Your-Rights Brochure About Welfare Law and Immigrants

Yulia Garteiser (’05) and Nick Jabbour (’05) developed a “know-your-rights” brochure in collaboration with Bay Area Legal Aid in San Jose which explained the California’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI). The brochure explains California’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), a program that provides monthly financial assistance to certain elderly, blind, or disabled non-citizens who are not eligible for other benefits solely due to their immigration status. Before the creation of the brochure, potential immigrant applicants were either unaware of the program or feared there may be consequences for their immigration status. Garteiser and Jabbour developed a know-your-rights brochure about CAPI to increase public awareness of the program and encourage immigrants to apply for benefits to which they are entitled.