Services for Students and Families

The University of California has created the Immigrant Legal Services Center, UC’s first-ever program to provide legal services across a university system rather than on a single campus.

Under Executive Director María Blanco, the Center offers these services free of charge:

  • Legal advice and representation for undocumented students in the UC system and their families, as well as students who are U.S. citizens with undocumented family members.

  • Legal support for informational and know-your-rights sessions at nine UC campuses: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and UC Riverside.

  • Legal support for campus clinics and workshops to assist with applications for benefits available under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other immigration related relief.

  • In-depth consultations and direct representation in immigration court or before immigration agencies.

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