Legal Services

FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES 

Direct immigration legal services are available free of charge to CSU students and employees. Attorneys and paralegals are available to assist students with general consultations, DACA renewals and general assistance in filling out forms such as family-based petitions. This project aims to serve undocumented students, students with immigration questions, staff and faculty. 

 

We are excited to announce that the Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) will be the agency working directly with the San Francisco State University community. 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. 

 

The Dream Resource Center at San Francisco State University will serve as liaison for this initiative and will provide: 

  • Personalized support to students
  • Advocate for students
  • Refer students to campus and community resources 
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the center and resources offered to students  

Priority of Service 

  1. Undocumented students will receive priority in scheduling appointments and receiving legal assistance 
  2. Students with other immigration questions 
  3. Staff and faculty 

This new initiative is being rolled out in two phases: 

 

Phase 1: While we finalize all the details of the on campus legal services, we will be referring students, staff, and faculty with immigration legal concerns to ILD.  Lawyers will be able to assist in person at their Oakland office. Our goal is to provide on-site services in additional to referrals to their office in Oakland. To be referred to an attorney we ask that you contact Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream Coordinator, via phone at 415-405-3503 or email at normasal@sfsu.edu and include the following information: 

  • Name
  • SF State ID Number
  • Brief description of services (DACA renewal, TPS, public charge, etc) 

Phase 2: Attorneys will have closed confidential offices near or close to the Dream Resource Center to meet with students, staff, and faculty with immigration legal concerns at San Francisco State University two days a month. We hope to provide more information on the timeline of this phase in the next coming weeks. We are working hard to get this initiative established as quickly as possible. The entire SF State and Student Affairs and Enrollment cabinet area is supportive and understands the urgency of these resources. For additional services, please refer to this list of legal resources in the surrounding Bay Area: https://drc.sfsu.edu/community-legal-resources  

 

For more information about this CSU wide initiative visit www.calstate.edu/legal-resources