California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Farm Worker Rights. Immigrant Rights. Human Rights.
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Farm Worker + 

Immigrant Rights

We are the sons and daughters of farmworkers. We believe justice and dignity are inalienable human rights. 

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Prioritizing Vaccines for Farmworkers

Agricultural workers are in Tier 1 of the vaccination distribution. We continue to advocate that vaccine priorities reach farmworkers in an expeditious manner.


2021 Housing + Immigration Priorities

In 2021, with BSCF's support, we will

help develop longer-term eviction protections, as well as continue assisting with immigration applications and removal defense cases.

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Emergency Farmworker Water Provision Project

The watersheds of El Porvenir and Cantua Creek contain chemicals that exceed the Maximum Contaminant Levels for drinking water. 

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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project

The DRAI project was a one-time state-funded disaster relief payment for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19 who were not eligible for federal stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits.

Essential Workers + COVID-19

Critical information and resources to help immigrant communities navigate this challenging time.


Evictions Halted

Until April 6, eviction hearings were still happening in California. CRLAF stepped in to stop all evictions during pandemic. 


Saying Goodbye to Justice Cruz Reynoso

It is with profound sadness that CRLAF mourns the loss of an ally and an inspiration in the fight for civil rights and farmworker justice.

Employment Rights-H2A Press Release-Blog

H-2A Farm Workers + Employment Rights

“Understanding legal rights is fundamental to vindicating those rights when they are violated.”

-Assemblymember Kalra

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COVID Safety Standards for CA Workers! 

New state regulations passed to hold employers more accountable in protecting their employees from COVID-19.

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Update on California Housing Law

Governor Newsom approved a new housing bill that puts temporary tenant protections into place until February 1, 2021. Evictions may begin then, should tenants be unable to pay 25% of rent for the previous five months.

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Breaking News: DACA Program Continues

The Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for DACA recipients and their families!

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Help A Farmworker Family

COVID-19 is challenging us in ways we could never have imagined. For thousands of farmworkers in California the challenges are even greater; together we can help.

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Advocacy Alert Update:

On March 13 and March 26 CRLAF sent letters to the Governor outlining recommendations to support low-wage workers left out of CARES bill. 


Victories in the House!

On March 18th, the House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, both of which CRLAF strongly supports. 


COVID Workplace Outreach Project

Farmworkers are essential, yet face a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. We continue to focus outreach around healthcare access and protection.


California: We Must Prioritize Farmworkers in State's Vaccination Plan

COVID-19 Farmworker and Rural Immigrant Community Advocacy Coalition Policy Brief

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Housing & Tenant Rights-Judicial Council Update

On August 13, the Judicial Council of California voted in favor of resuming eviction and foreclosure proceedings on September 2. The California legislature is now considering two longer-term renter protection solutions.

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Social Justice & Equity for All

CRLA Foundation acknowledges the pain that is tormenting our country and stands in solidarity with our Black community members as an ally in the fight for racial justice.  

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)

Please click here for more information about eligibility requirements and CRLAF's application process.


Success! Night Lighting for Farm Workers 

California adopts a new regulation specifying lighting requirements for night-time agricultural work. 





What We Do



Sacramento 916-446-7904

Fresno         559-486-6278

2210 K Street, Suite 201

Sacramento, CA 95816

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