Resources

Legal Assistance for CDU Students

CDU will provide, upon request, access to legal services to presently enrolled CDU DACA students from immigration law specialists, at no cost to the CDU DACA students. DACA students can contact General Counsel John Patton, Esq. (323-563-5928; email, johnpatton@cdrewu.edu) for referrals to immigration law attorneys. We will preserve the right to privacy of all of our students and will not voluntarily share student records with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other government agencies seeking to ascertain the immigration status of a CDU student. 

Local

Asian American Advancing Justice in Los Angeles
Provides legal information, counseling and representation to individuals, especially those who speak little or no English, on the telephone or in person.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles-Catholic Immigration Services  
Provides help services for DACA first-time and renewal applicants. Services include guidance, form completion and submission. Offer help in Spanish, English, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Farsi. Please call or visit website for more information.  
1530 W. James Wood Blvd.  
Los Angeles, CA 90015 
DACA Helpline: (213) 251-3411  

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Provides low-cost services for DACA first-time and renewal applicants, including form completion and submission, guidance, and information sessions. DACA first-time applicants go through a three step process, and must first go to an orientation before booking an appointment. No appointment is needed for DACA Renewal Applicants, walk-ins are accepted Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call or visit website for more information.  
2845 W 7th St.  
Los Angeles, CA 90005  
Tel: (213) 385-7800 ext.136  

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Offers help services for DACA first-time and renewal application including orientation, procedural assistance, and low-cost application help. Applicants must attend an orientation before receiving an appointment at the CHIRLA Dream Center. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
2533 W. 3rd St., Suite 101  
Los Angeles, CA 90057 
Tel: (213) 353-1333  

Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM)
Offers services for DACA first-time and renewal applicants. Please contact for more information.  
125 Paseo de La Plaza, Suite 101  
Los Angeles, CA 90012  
Tel: (213) 417-8380

Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC)
Offers legal assistance and provides access to resources and information on immigration issues. The Coalition today works with various groups in the city and state to achieve its mission of a more just immigration policy for all. 

My Undocumented Life
A blog that provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. 

Undocumedia
A tool used to disseminate information, through various forms of media, which pertains to legislation that addresses the undocumented community. 

United We Dream
The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Their powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. 

National

Immigrants Rising
Organization whose mission is to empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation. 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
The nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans.

Mission Asset Fund (MAF)
On a mission to create a fair marketplace for hardworking families. MAF has programs to assist with financing USCIS application fees.  

National Immigration Forum
Founded in 1982, the National Immigration Forum advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the United States. 

National Immigration Law Center
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 immigrants with low income.