Immigration Legal Services Resources

Legal services is not limited to Undocumented Students. They are available to all UCSC students seeking legal support for their immidiate families.

UC Davis Undocumented Legal Services Center

Provides on-site immigration legal aid, can help but is not limited to:

  • DACA Applications & Renewals
  • Advance Parole
  • Petitions for family
  • U-Visas
  • Know Your Rights Workshops 

How to Make an Appointment with our UC Immigrant Legal Services at UCSC:

In order to make an appointment please fill out the link below:

For more information about the UC Undocumented Student Legal Services you can contact:   

            Ian Dougherty 

            Legal Fellow


            (530) 574-9414

Or contact the Undocumented Student Services Office at or (831)-459-4055.

Santa Cruz County Immigration Project (SCCIP)

Services for Santa Cruz County and Pajaro Valley residents.  Their offices are located in Watsonville, CA.

  • Petitions for family
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • DACA Applications & Renewals
  • Advance Parole

Santa Cruz Community Credit Union

The credit union offers loans to students either renewing or submitting an initial DACA application. The following are the items that you will need to apply for the loan:

  • Completed DACA application
  • Proof of physical address
  • Photo ID (passport, Matricula Consular, Student ID, Driver’s License)
  • Proof of Income (e.g. W2, letter of employment, or financial aid letter) 
  • Two references in case you cannot be reached

For more information or to apply, please call Kim Wells at (831) 460-2339.

National Immigration Project 

For more than 45 years, the National Immigration Project has persistently promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. We provide technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens. Since its founding, the National Immigration Project has served as a progressive source for cutting-edge, advocacy-oriented legal support on issues critical to immigrant rights. Our success is built upon the membership and tax-deductible contributions of thousands of supporters nationwide.

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