Undocumented UC Students May Find Paths to Citizenship With New Legal Aid


The University of California is the first public university in the United States to hire full-time attorneys to provide legal aid to its undocumented students and their families.
News Story (California)

Zaidee Stavely
KQED Radio (NPR) (Northern California)
July 28, 2015
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Tags: Immigration Process, Law Schools, Law Students


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The University of California is the first public university in the country to start a legal center on this level, with full-time attorneys to provide legal aid to undocumented students and their families.

The UC Undocumented Legal Services Center is based at the UC Davis School of Law, but the attorneys see students at six other campuses, specifically those that don’t have their own law schools: Santa Cruz, Riverside, Merced, San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco.

The attorneys say they’ve helped more than 100 students since the center opened in November.

Some students need guidance to apply for the DACA program or renew it. Many students who already have that protection are seeking special permission to leave the country in order to study abroad.