Undocu-Success Support

Legal Support Services

Free Legal Services

Where and When

  • Services will be provided via virtual or phone consults.
  • Specific dates for zoom and phone consults are listed in the appointment form. Click the "make an appointment button"

Types of Services

  • Immigration Intake
    • DACA
    • Family Petitioning
    • U-Visa
    • TPS
    • Citizenship application
    • And More!

Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • These services are open to CSUMB students, staff, faculty, alumni, and families

Immigrant Legal Defense

About: Immigrant Legal Defense

Serving the following campuses: San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stanislaus, Monterey Bay, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing immigration legal services. ILD’s mission is to promote justice through the provision of legal representation to underserved immigrant communities. One of the most critical aspects in the delivery of high volume, high-quality legal services is an experienced team of attorneys who work efficiently together. Our team of 8 directing and managing attorneys have worked together for many years. Our complementary expertise covering the full scope of immigration law and procedure, allowed us to represent thousands of unaccompanied minors, families seeking asylum, and individuals in detained and non-detained immigration proceedings throughout California. Together, we have launched innovative programs and partnerships that are recognized as national models for both the delivery of critical immigration legal services and advocacy. Our team has now come together to form ILD to continue providing free legal services for immigrants and families in California. Our services include:

1) Providing immigration legal representation before the relevant federal and state agencies and courts to detained and non-detained immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees;

2) Providing legal consultations and expert advice to immigrants on their rights and options under immigration law;

3) Partnering with the students, faculty, and related communities of the CSU campuses to reach underserved immigrant populations;

4) Conducting legal rights education and know your rights outreach for immigrant communities in California;

5) Engaging pro bono partnerships to increase capacity to serve immigrant communities; and

6) Working towards making universal representation a reality for all immigrants in removal proceedings.

About: Senate Bill 840

Senate Bill (SB) 840, the State Budget Act of 2018, authorized the California Department of Social Services (DSS) to use state funds to contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide immigration legal services to persons on CSU campuses and appropriated $7 million for this purpose.

Purpose:

Provide students, staff, and faculty free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, on campus.

Help immigrant students and staff understand any potential immigration benefits or remedies they qualify for and receive guidance from a qualified legal service provider.

Increase chances of obtaining immigration benefits or a remedies through the assistance of qualified legal providers.

Empower immigrants with information to navigate the everchanging system of laws and policy.