This service is made available to Community College students to provide Legal Service help to Immigrant and Undocumented students.
Free immigration legal services are available to students, staff and faculty affiliated with the Community Colleges. Priority for services is given to undocumented students, staff and faculty. The immigration legal service providers offering services at the 65 campuses have developed scheduling, intake, and reporting processes that ensure student information remains confidential and protected. While all legal providers offer legal consultations and basic immigration benefit application assistance, some providers may offer additional services.
Basic immigration legal assistance includes:
- Legal Consultations to Screen for Immigration Relief
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
- Family-based petitions
- Naturalization/Citizenship applications
Education and Outreach activities (e.g. webinars) cover topics such as:
- Avoiding fraudulent legal services
- Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
- Family Preparedness/Childcare Safety Plans
- Public Charge information
Services not currently funded (referrals may be provided):
- Removal Defense
- Asylum Applications
East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) for first-time and renewal DACA applicants who are currently attending any California community college. The $495 filing fee assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis, so please encourage your students to schedule a consultation with EBCLC now. Currently, filing fee assistance is only available for DACA applications. Of course, our legal consultations and services remain free, regardless of the student’s immigration status or case type.
Please refer to the website for a list of Immigration Legal Service Providers