Financial Support for Immigration Fees
Mission Asset Fund is a private organization that provides zero-interest loans for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fees, including DACA renewal application fees.
List of nonprofit organizations that offer assistance with USCIS Filing Fees.
Some private organizations offer scholarships for undocumented students. Students are considered for a scholarship based on variety of factors, such as planned field of study, grades, gender, and extracurricular activities. You can find a comprehensive list of scholarships and application criteria below:
Immigrants Rising: A list of scholarships for immigrant students, including the New American Scholars Program, which offers financial awards for low-income immigrant students in the Bay Area
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has also compiled a
comprehensive list of additional organizations that provide scholarships (PDF). It is organized by major, school, gender and location.
California Immigration Guide
Public Charge: What is the Rule and What are the Proposed Changes - May 1, 2019 |
Immigration Preparedness Toolkit
IRLC: Know Your Rights Red Cards
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights
UC FAQ for University Employees about Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property
FAQ for California State University Employees About Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property - May 3, 2017
Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Rescission of DACA – September 5, 2017
Department of Homeland Security FAQ: Rescission of DACA – September 5, 2017
National Immigration Law Center
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Administrative Relief Resource Center
DACA After the Supreme Court Decision – July 15, 2020
Immigrants’ Rights In an Era of Hyper Enforcement and Immigration Services for Community College Students and Staff. – April 29, 2020
Understanding Immigration Options Through Family Petitions – April 15, 2020
Overview of the Immigration Removal Process & How to Protect Yourself - February 26, 2020
Demystifying Immigration Policies - December 11, 2019
As indicated on the
Legal Support Services page, the California Department of Social Services’ Immigration Services Unit contracts with qualified nonprofit organizations across the state to provide legal services to immigrants residing in California free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the immigration courts have a
list of lawyers and organizations that provide free legal services. The following links provide referrals to other qualified immigration attorneys. Fees are assessed by the attorney for these services and must be paid by the individual. Immigration lawyers charge different fees for different services, often based on the complexity of your case.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheets
Should you need casework assistance with any federal program or agency, you may wish to contact the office of either
Senator Kamala Harris or
Senator Dianne Feinstein. You can also reach out to members of Congress.