Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center (UCImm)

Operating out of UC Davis School of Law, UCImm serves the immigration-related legal needs of students in the University of California system and their immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings, and/or children). 

Free of charge legal assistance includes:

  • Confidential consultation to assess eligibility for all immigration relief programs
  • Legal advice for students who plan to travel and want to assess potential risks 
  • Direct representation 
  • Know Your Rights workshops 
  • UC-wide informational webinars

Cases they support include: 

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 
  • Advance Parole for students eligible to study abroad, 
  • U-visa for survivors of crime, 
  • T-visa for survivors of trafficking, 
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS),
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for survisors of domestic violence,
  • Family Based Petitions, 
  • Adjustment of status (ie green card application)
  • Naturalization (citizenship)

Meet the UC Santa Cruz Legal Fellow

Sarah Domenick (she/her) is a Legal Fellow with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center and serves UC Santa Cruz. She is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, where she graduated with certificates in Public Interest and Social Justice and International Law. During law school, Sarah worked on a variety of immigration cases at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, the East Bay Community Law Center’s Immigration Unit, and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. She also participated in the International Human Rights Workshop and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Before law school, Sarah taught English in Madrid, Spain. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading fiction, hiking, climbing, and visiting family in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA. She is highly proficient in Spanish and French.

Schedule an Appointment

Sarah will be available to meet with currently matriculated students or their immediate family members during set times each quarter called Legal Intake Days. To schedule an appointment you can either call, email, or schedule online:

  1. Phone: (530) 574-9414)
  2. Email: <Sarah.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu> 
  3. Online bookings page: https://tinyurl.com/UCIMMatUCSC

 

Spring Quarter 2022 Legal Intake Days

  • Week 4: April 20-21, 2022 from 10AM-4PM (In-person appointments)
  • Week 5: May 5, 2022 from 10AM-4PM (Virtual appointments only)
  • Week 8: May 17-18, 2022 from 10AM-4PM (In-person appointments)

Resources & FAQs

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center has compiled a variety of resources including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and recordings of past UC-wide webinars. Please visit their website (https://law.ucdavis.edu/ucimm/resources.html) to access the following resources:

  • FAQ on Texas v USA DACA Ruling
  • FAQ on U-visas for survivors of crime
  • FAQ for Advance Parole
  • FAQ on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • FAQ on Real ID