Santa Clara University is committed to supporting undocumented students and students from mixed-status families.

The Undocumented Student Working Group and the LEAD Scholars Program work to support undocumented students and students of mixed-status families, advocate for their needs and educate the broader campus about the undocumented student experience. 

Undocumented Students' Off-Campus Resources




E4FC offers numerous resources for undocumented immigrants, students in particular, including a Dreamer Intake Form that E4FC staff review to identify potential immigration remedies, scholarships lists, and life after college guides. They describe their core strategies as: providing life-changing financial support that enables undocumented young people to overcome systemic barriers, develop partnerships with key educational institutions to enhance their support for undocumented students, and identify promising practices that will embolden other educational institutions, equip undocumented young people with the information and resources needed to navigate life, make informed decisions, and pursue educational and career goals, develop the leadership capacity of undocumented young people through career training, mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to educate and empower the undocumented community, and train undocumented young people to reclaim and share personal stories in order to heal, strengthen community bonds, transform hearts and minds, and advance policy legislation.


 is a searchable online directory of over 940 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory. Users can search by state, county, or detention facility. Users can also refine their search by types and areas of legal assistance provided, populations served, languages spoken, other areas of legal assistance, and non-legal services provided. was developed by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net with support from the Four Freedoms Fund.




The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national nonprofit resource center that provides immigration legal trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.




Family Preparedness Plan:




Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now: (English) (Spanish)




DACA Renewals & CA Driver’s Licenses:


Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.




National Immigration Law Center Resources:




Health Care Issues


            Know Your Rights


            Rights During Immigration Raids





For 45 years, the National Immigration Project has promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. Our success is built upon a foundation of nationwide members and supporters, including attorneys, law students, judges, jailhouse lawyers, advocates, community organizations, and all individuals seeking to defend and expand the rights of immigrants in the U.S.




Tools to Defend Your Rights:


1) You Have Rights: (English) (Spanish)




2) What to do if immigration/police come to your door: (English)  (Spanish)




3) How Arrests and Convictions Separate Families: (English) (Spanish)




4) How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids (English) (Spanish)




5) Know Your Rights, Card: (Bilingual)




“United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.”




  1. Own the DREAM:  


Toll-free Hotline: (844)-411-DACA






  1. Ready California:


Calendar of Free Events in CA:


Legal Services Directory:




  1. SIREN (Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network):


SIREN Facebook Link:




SIREN Facebook Post:


In a partnership with the San Jose Public Library, SIREN is providing free legal consultations on the third Thursday of each month at a different public library in San Jose.*




SIREN will have an attorney and a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representative to give free legal consultation to individuals with immigration questions or concerns. We can help you read legal documents, check for eligibility for immigration benefits, and explain the immigration process and how to navigate it.




Drop ins are always welcome. It’s first come, first serve. Service are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.




*Please note there will be NO consultations in our office during this time.




Examples of services we can provide:


  • Apply for US citizenship

  • Apply/Renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival

  • Receive information about DACA+ and DAPA

  • Renew your green card

  • Petition for family members

  • Apply for a work permit

  • Request an FBI background check

  • Answer your immigration questions.. and more.




SIREN tendrá un abogado y un representante certificado para dar consultas legales gratuitas a las personas con problemas / preocupaciones de inmigración.




Podemos ayudarle a leer sus documentos, comprobar su elegibilidad para beneficios de inmigración, y explicar el proceso de inmigración y cómo navegarlo. No se necesita cita.




Hotline Contact Info: (408) 944-0691


Free classes: Citizenship Orientation Workshops, U.S. Citizenship Course


Catholic Charities helps eligible immigrants navigate the often-daunting process of becoming a U.S. Citizen, giving them the opportunity to establish firm roots in this country so they can thrive. With offices in San Jose and Gilroy, the agency provides services including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, and referrals to English and citizenship classes.


Catholic Charities also provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees who have fled war, persecution, and violence in their home countries. Programs include computer classes and English as a Second Language, as well as foster care support services for youth found living alone in refugee camps around the world, which is the only program of its kind in California.


Immigration Legal Services (ILS) is a BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) accredited service that provides staffing to assist clients with application for naturalization, adjustment of status, family petition, family unity, family reunification, student visa, fiancé visa, religious visa, tourist visa, work permit, self-petition for domestic violence victim, removal of conditional residence, affidavit of support, green card for refugee, replacement green card, re-entry permit, freedom of information act (FOIA), FBI rap sheet, notarization of documents, certificate of citizenship for children, consultation, information and referral.