In 2018, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) launched the California State University Immigration Legal Services Project. This project provides free immigration legal services to all current students, staff (state and auxiliary), faculty, immediate family members of current students, recent graduates (who graduated within two years), and newly admitted students who have accepted their admissions.
All 23 CSU campuses have assigned immigration attorneys and paralegals that are available to provide legal consultation and representation in the following areas:
To schedule a
CONFIDENTIAL appointment, click on the organization that serves your CSU campus:
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) Northern California:
Humboldt, Chico, Sacramento, SonomaSchedule an Appointment
Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) Bay Area:
Maritime, East Bay, San Francisco, San Jose Central Valley: Bakersfield, Fresno, Stanislaus
Central Coast: Monterey Bay, San Luis ObispoSchedule an Appointment »
Central American Resource Center of California (CARECEN) Greater Los Angeles: Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona Orange: Fullerton
Inland Empire: San BernardinoVentura:Channel IslandsSchedule an Appointment »
Jewish Family Service San Diego Higher Education Legal Services (JFS/HELS)
San Diego: San Diego and San Marcos
Schedule an Appointment »
Resources – Free Webinars
The California State University, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and California Community Colleges Foundation Offices offer free recorded webinars on different immigration topics. For a complete list of recorded webinars, please refer to the
Find Your Ally website.
Watch our latest webinar: Empowering our CSU Community with Free Access to Immigration Legal Services.
To find the designated agency providing free legal services to your campus, choose