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
    • Please note that our legal providers highly encourage students renewing their DACA to set up an appointment 180 days before the expiration date
  • Family petitions
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Removal Defense
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Naturalization (Now offering $725 fee assistance*)
  • Other relief

*Please book an appointment to gather more information

Book An Appointment

To book an in person or virtual appointment with CARECEN's CSU Project, please click here:

Our legal providers may be booked up to a month in advance so we ask that you please plan accordingly. 

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 assistance, submit the following application and you will be contacted by a DSC staff member with further instructions:

Please note:

  • Two checks are provided to abide by USCIS regulations but note that our checks are not a valid form of payment for online applications.
  • You must submit a paper application. We encourage you to make an appointment with our legal providers for assistance. 
  • It is recommended that you start your renewal process 180 days prior to your expiration date given current USCIS delays.

Removal Defense

CSULB-affiliated faculty, staff, students, and their immediate family members who have been detained may be able to 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 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. They provide early intervention and crisis mitigation for students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, and staff. The CARES Team will review all information available to develop an individual action plan and provide ongoing case management support.