UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

UCR Immigration Attorney: Alfonso Maldonado Silva

Alfonso graduated from UCR in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy Law and Society and graduated from Western State College of Law in 2017. During law school, Alfonso successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2017. He then went on to represent asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors, in removal proceedings. As a former DACA recipient, he is driven to provide the immigrant community with access to adequate legal representation.
Learn more about Alfonso’s journey.

About UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center currently serves nine out of 10 UC campuses, including UC Riverside. The Center is headquartered at the UC Davis School of Law. However, UCR’s immigration attorney is stationed at UCR’s campus. The Center provides immigration-related legal representation at no cost to:

  • Undocumented and Immigrant students currently enrolled in the UC system.
  • Immediate family members* of any UC student, including students who come from a mixed-status family.

*Immediate family members include spouses, parents, siblings, and children.
Note: The UC Immigrant Legal Service Center only provides immigration assistance to enrolled UC students and their immediate family members.

What you Can Do
  • Schedule an Appointment with Attorney

    Schedule an Appointment with Attorney
    Please email usp@ucr.edu from your UCR email and request the attorney’s appointment link.
    During appointment, UCR’s attorney will screen clients for other immigration remedies. Please fill out the following document before your scheduled appointment for faster processing: Pre- Legal intake form.
    La forma está disponible en Español aquí: Preparación Para La Ingesta Legal

  • First-Time DACA

    Please email usp@ucr.edu from your UCR email to request instructions and the appointment link for UCR's immigration attorney. 

  • Renewal DACA Appointments

    Schedule DACA Appointments
    Click Here for instructions on scheduling an appointment for DACA and for information on funding and FAQ’s

  • Emergency legal services for Deportation/Detention
  • Advance Parole

    Currently UC Immigrant Legal Service Center is only assisting with advance parole (study abroad) opportunities on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in advance parole requests please email usp@ucr.edu for the appointment link. Please be sure to also follow us on our social media platforms for updates on UCILSC's advance parole information and resources. 

    Please be sure to check out the USP's Study Abroad informational page for the latest updates and resources.