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Immigration Legal Services

Dream Success Center offers free immigration legal services for CSULB students, staff, faculty and their families.

CARECEN LA's attorneys and legal assistants are available to provide virtual services, and representation, in the following matters:

  • General consultations
  • DACA Applications - PDF
  • Family petitions
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Removal Defense
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Naturalization
  • Other relief

Book An Appointment

To book an appointment* with CARECEN's CSU Project, please click here: https://carecenla.simplybook.me/v2/

* Due to COVID19, all appointments are virtual or by telephone.

After Booking Your Appointment

You will receive a confirmation email with additional information on how to prepare for your appointment.

What You Need to Get Started

  • An internet connected computer, laptop, or mobile device/telephone
  • A headset or earbuds

DACA Fee Assistance Application

If you are in the process of submitting an initial or renewal DACA application and are enrolled at CSULB, you may qualify for a $495 DACA Fee Assistance.

To apply for the assistance, submit the following application and you will be contacted by a DSC staff member with further instructions: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?CSULongBeach&layout_id=21


Removal Defense

CSULB affiliated faculty, staff, students, and their family members who have been detained can receive support from our CARECEN legal providers. If you find yourself needing removal defense support, please let your family know that they can contact CARECEN at CSUDeportationDefense@carecen-la.org or any of our CARECEN providers listed here.

In addition, if students or family members of students who need removal defense support would like to notify the university and/or get connected to resources please have your family call the Dream Success Center at 562-985-6376 and/or have them submit a referral online to our CARES Team. The purpose of the CARES Team is to provide a centralized structure for the campus community in our support of students. We provide early intervention and crisis mitigation for students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, and staff. In collaboration with students, the CARES Team will review all information available on the students’ behavior and background, to develop an individual action plan and provide on-going case management support.