Free Immigration Legal Support Services

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About the services

Direct immigration legal services are available free of charge to​ ALL CSU students, recent Alumni, employees, and their immediate families.​​ At SJSU, individuals can schedule an appointment with an immigration attorney from Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD), a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing immigration legal services. ILD’s mission is to promote justice through the provision of legal representation to under-served immigrant communities. ILD serves students, staff, faculty & families at CSU campuses in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Bay Area.

ILD can provide consultations and case representation in most immigration cases. Services include (but are not limited to):  

  • Immigration Relief Eligibility Screenings
  • Detained and non-detained deportation (court) defense
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
  • Advance Parole
  • Temporary Protective Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Family petitions
  • U & T visas
  • VAWA petitions
  • Refugee/Asylum
  • Applications for Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • Citizenship

Translation services in almost every language are available upon request. 

Legal Services Impact Report 2021-22 [pdf]