External Legal Support

Currently, USF is unable to provide legal support for undocumented students; however, we have compiled a list of external legal resources that students can use. 

    The National Immigration Legal Services Directory is a tool to search for immigration legal services providers in your area. Only non-profit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included, and each provider lists the services they offer. Students can use this directory to find providers that provide various services for themselves or their families, including, but not limited to, legal consultations, DACA assistance, representation in immigration court, naturalization assistance, special immigrant juvenile status assistance, and more.

    California Rapid Response Networks exist to alert the community if you see immigration agents in your community or know anyone who has been arrested by them in the last 24 hours. To get in contact with them, call your local rapid response hotline. Contact information for all California hotlines can be found on the California Rapid Response Networks webpage put together by the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice.

    The phone number for our local San Francisco Rapid Response Network is 415-200-1548. We recommend that all students add this contact information to their phones in addition to your local hotline number if you are from outside San Francisco. 

    The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) seeks to improve immigration law and policy, expand the capacity of legal service providers, and advance immigrant rights. ILRC has a variety of community resources and provides public information on their areas of expertise including information on DACA, asylum, immigrant youth resources, and LGBTQIA+ immigrant rights.

    The Immigrant Legal Resources Center has created a tool called Red Cards to help people defend themselves in different situations. Each card lists your constitutional rights and communicates those rights with any immigration officials seeking to talk to you or enter your home. Printable card templates are available for free in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hmong, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.