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CSU to Roll Out Delivery of Immigration Legal Services for Students and Employees

The California State University (CSU) today announced a systemwide plan for the provision of immigration legal services for CSU students and employees. The California Department of Social Services has contracted with four providers throughout the state to deliver direct legal services to CSU campuses. 8/29/19

How it works:

CDSS has contracted with four providers throughout the state to deliver direct legal services to CSU campuses. The rollout of services will vary for each provider and campus based on campus needs and the capacity of immigration legal services, but is expected to be phased in over the next six months. The incremental rollout will ensure that providers have enough time to hire additional staff to serve the CSU community.  Services will be provided to 22 CSU campuses. 

Who will provide the services at CSULB:  CARECEN

Who can utilize the services:

The university estimates that approximately 9,500 CSU students are undocumented and receive AB 540 waivers across its 23 campuses. Undocumented students will receive priority in scheduling of appointments and receiving legal assistance, followed by students with other legal immigration questions and then staff. 

To learn more about the rollout of services or for information about support services currently available for students and employees, please visit the CSU's Resources for Undocumented Students website.

 

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This Research Guide is designed to serve as a research portal related to the experiences of undocumented students in higher education.  In addition, it provides links to selected CSULB and community resources for undocumented immigrants.

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Research Tips

Using the correct vocabulary is key to finding the information you need.  There are various terms that can be found to describe undocumented students in scholarly, popular, and government literature including but not limited to:

More scholarly descriptors:

DACA

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)  

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS                            

OUT OF STATUS  STUDENTS                                

UNAUTHORIZED  STUDENTS 

CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS --- UNITED STATES (LC SUBJECT HEADING)

ILLEGAL ALIENS --EDUCATION (HIGHER) -- UNITED STATES (LC SUBJECT HEADING)

Descriptors found in popular sources (magazines, some newspapers, social media):

ILLEGALS

ILLEGAL ALIENS

SIN PAPELES

Government descriptors:

ALIENS

RESIDENT ALIENS

NONCITIZENS

FOREIGN BORN

IMMIGRANTS

In addition, current issue topics include:

ADVANCE PAROLE