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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

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

Immigrants Rising offers such services as an immigration legal intake service, California in-state tuition tool, scholarships and resources for educators. 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.

 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.


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.

To learn more visit their site here

“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.”

Hotline Contact Info: (408) 944-0691

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.

TheDream.US provides national scholarships for high school and college graduates. 


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