Legal Support at Cal
The East Bay Community Law Center, a clinic of Berkeley School of Law, and the Undocumented Student Program have partnered to provide free legal support and resources about immigration law to undocumented students and undocumented family members at Cal.
Through the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the USP Legal Support provides general consultations, and full legal representation on a wide range of immigration matters that are available to current UC Berkeley students and their family members.
Our legal team has expertise in a wide range of immigration legal matters, including, but not limited to, family-based immigration, FOIA/criminal background checks, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, asylum, U/T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile visas, DACA, advance parole, naturalization, and regularly represents clients in matters before USCIS, BIA, and the Immigration Courts.
Clients will be provided with legal information, a general consultation to create a pathway to legal status, and in many cases, full legal representation with regards to their immigration matters. In some cases, matters will be referred to other units at EBCLC, and if EBCLC cannot take the case, the students and their family members may be referred to partner organizations in the Bay Area or other parts of California, if necessary.
You can make an appointment for an initial consult online. If there are no available appointments, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Who is eligible for services?
- Current UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate undocumented students
- Parents, spouses or children of current UC Berkeley undocumented undergraduate and graduate students
- Current UC Berkeley students with legal status (i.e. lawful permanent residents or citizens) who are at risk of falling out of legal status or want legal advice regarding their family members
These services are free.
The program also provides fee assistance to current students, and for immediate family members on a case-by-case basis.
For 2018, our legal support staff include:
Our legal support staff is multi-lingual in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Japanese. We also provide free interpretation and translation services for languages that we do not speak.
As of Fall 2018, appointments will take place at 2921 Adeline St. in Berkeley, unless otherwise noted by the attorney or staff. Any appointments done by non-attorney staff members will be reviewed and supervised by an attorney on all cases. All consultations with any USP legal staff are strictly confidential and privileged information. Students should bring any pertinent immigration paperwork to the appointment with them so that we can best serve them.
Students should make their initial appointments online and make any rescheduling requests through the same portal. For follow-up on existing cases or if there is no available appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.