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Legal Resources update

FREE Immigration Services

UCR students and their immediate family members can get FREE immigration services from UC Immigrant Legal Services. Services include legal advice and representation, such as DACA, Advance Parole, Family Petitions, and U-Visas.

To schedule an appointment, visit UC Immigrant Legal Services.

Legal Resources

If you are not a UCR student, below are a few organizations that provide free or low-cost services.
 

Service-Based Nonprofits

 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
advancingjustice-la.org
Advancing Justice takes DACA cases pro bono (for free) and provides services to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community.    

Public Counsel
publiccounsel.org
The Public Counsel offers pro bono legal representation for DACA cases. 

Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice – Emergency Response Network
ic4ij.org
The Emergency Response Network is made up of Inland Empire-based volunteers. They operate a 24/7 hotline, respond to immigration raids and operatives, document violations of rights and due process, and provide legal and humanitarian help to impacted families.

San Bernardino Community Service Center (SBCSC), Inc.
sbcscinc.org
SBCSC, Inc. provides immigration legal representation to low-income families in the Inland Empire. It is recognized by the US. Department of Justice and has accredited representatives who provide legal representation before the Immigration Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.     

TODEC Legal Center
todec.org
TODEC serves migrant communities in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties.

Libreria Del Pueblo, Inc.
(909) 888-1800
facebook.com/LibreriaDelPueblo
Libreria Del Pueblo provides services and programs to improve the lives of immigrants who reside in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.

Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Collective (IE-IYC)
facebook.com/IEIYC/
The IE-IYC is an undocumented youth-led grassroots organization in the Inland Empire. It aims to achieve equal access to higher education and justice for immigrant communities.

Immigrants Rising's Immigration Legal Intake Service 
immigrantsrising.org
Undocumented young people can take an online survey to learn about possible immigration options. The survey is FREE, anonymous, and confidential.

Central American Resource Center of Los Angeles (CARECEN)
carecen-la.org
CARECEN provides services and low-bono legal representation for various cases, such as DACA, U-Visa, and VAWA.

 


Riverside Legal Aid
riversidelegalaid.org
(760) 330-1553

Riverside Legal Aid is a public service law organization that provides pro bono legal services to residents of Riverside County. Its immigration clinic provides free assistance with DACA deferred action renewals and naturalized citizenship applications.

 


Information-Only Nonprofits (Does not provide assistance on individual cases.)

 

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
nilc.org
NILC has various fact sheets and legal publications regarding immigration, DACA, health care access, and more.

UndocuMedia
facebook.com/undocumedia
UndocuMedia leverages digital and social media to empower the undocumented community throughout the United States.      

United We Dream (UWD)
unitedwedream.org
UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)
ciyja.org
CIYJA is an immigrant youth-led organization that strengthens local and statewide grassroots organizing efforts to build collective power.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
ilrc.org
ILRC works with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.   

American Immigration Council
americanimmigrationcouncil.org
The American Immigration Council promotes laws, policies, and attitudes that honor America's proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, it seeks to shape a 21st century vision of the American immigrant experience.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
aclu.org
The ACLU works to preserve our rights and offers easy-to-use resources to keep your rights accessible.     

UCLA Labor Center – Dream Resource Center
labor.ucla.edu
Dream Resource Center emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. DRC believes that young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams — regardless of immigration status.

California Immigrant Policy Center
caimmigrant.org
CIPC advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians, using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California.


 

Local Immigration Attorneys

Note: This is not an endorsement. If you are searching for an immigration attorney, we strongly advise you to follow the guidelines below. Once you've narrowed down your search, always request the attorney's hourly rate up front.

Law Office of Rosa Elena Sahagun
4505 E. Allstate Drive, Suite 102
Riverside, CA 92501
 (951) 682-4525
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Law Office of Karina Gutierrez
46050 Acero Suite 416
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(714) 356-6928
immigrationlawkg.com