Legal Services

Need Legal help? Make an appointment:

Click here to Schedule Your Appointment Today

This service is made available to Community College students to provide Legal Service help to Immigrant and Undocumented students. 

The California community college immigration legal services project Provides a wide range of free immigration legal services, including application assistance , education and outreach to undocumented students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses.The ten chosen legal services providers have committed to representing students, faculty and staff through the duration of their case, in some instances, even after they are no longer affiliated with the community college system (so long as they were enrolled at intake). A partnership with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center will also allow us to develop accurate and current immigration law and policy information that our student, faculty, and staff can access through the Chancellor’s Office, regardless of which college they attend.

Immigration Services

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.

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance 

  • Legal Consultations to Screen for Immigration Relief
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
  • Family-based petitions
  • Naturalization/Citizenship applications
  • T visas
  • U visas
  • Violence against women act petitions
  • Special immigrants Juvenile status

Types of immigration legal services provided

  • Help completing forms
  • fillings with USCIS
  • Representation before the immigration court 
  • Representation before the board of immigration appeals
  • Federal court appeals

Other Areas of Legal Assistance:

Workshops and presentations can include but are not limited to these topics:

  • Avoiding fraudulent legal services
  • Legal Orientation Program/Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
  • Family Preparedness/Childcare Safety Plans
  • Public Charge information
  • Basic immigration Remedies
  • College Access to for Undocumented Students
  • Legal Orientation Program

Services not currently funded (referrals may be provided):

  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum Application
  • Employment authorization renewals