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SF Bay Area, Central Coast & Central Valley

Serving the following campuses: San Francisco State, San Jose State, Cal State East Bay, Fresno State, CSU Bakersfield, Stanislaus State,CSU Monterey Bay, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

* Maritime Academy students have the option to access all services at any CSU campus or access limited services on campus. Students contact the campus Vice President for Student Affairs Office to learn of services available on campus.

Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing immigration legal services. ILD’s mission is to promote justice through the provision of legal representation to underserved immigrant communities. One of the most critical aspects in the delivery of high-volume, high-quality legal services is an experienced team of attorneys who work efficiently together. ILD's team of eight directing and managing attorneys have worked together for many years. 

ILD's complementary expertise covering the full scope of immigration law and procedure has allowed the agency to represent thousands of unaccompanied minors, families seeking asylum, and individuals in detained and non-detained immigration proceedings throughout California. Together, ILD has launched innovative programs and partnerships that are recognized as national models for both the delivery of critical immigration legal services and advocacy. The team has now come together to form ILD to continue providing free legal services for immigrants and families in California. ILD's services include:

  1. Providing immigration legal representation before the relevant federal and state agencies and courts to detained and non-detained immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees
  2. Providing legal consultations and expert advice to immigrants on their rights and options under immigration law
  3. Partnering with the students, faculty and related communities of the CSU campuses to reach underserved immigrant populations
  4. Conducting legal-rights education and "know your rights" outreach to immigrant communities in California
  5. Engaging pro bono partnerships to increase capacity to serve immigrant communities
  6. Working towards making universal representation a reality for all immigrants in removal proceedings

For more information, please visit www.immigrantlegaldefense.org.



For additional immigration legal service providers throughout California, visit the California Department of Social Services.​​