Student Resources / Recursos para Estudiantes

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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA) : 

CHIRLA was founded in 1986. CHIRLA is a California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants.
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California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA):

CRLA was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit legal services program. Our mission is to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of California's rural poor.
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El Concilio of Stanislaus County: 

This program offers the following services: individual and family consultations, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Visa processing, translations, affidavit of support, appeals of legalization and Naturalization, adjustment of status, Family Unity, joint petitions, waivers for conditional residents, community education, advice and referrals.
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Immigrants Rising:

A comprehensive educational organization that offers programs and services that address the financial, legal, career, and emotional health needs of undocumented youth. E4FC’s holistic approach integrates undocumented young people in the design and implementation of their services. They are in the process of implementing services for the Central San Joaquin Valley.
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Lawyers Educating You (LEY) Video Toolkit:

This video toolkit from Social Justice Collaborative has information on eligibility for U visas, steps to consider before applying for asylum and concerns on immigrant applications. 
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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF):

MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.
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The National Immigration Law Center (NILC):

NILC is a national legal advocacy organization, defends and advances the rights of immigrants and their families. The NILC’s focus is on health, access to public benefits (i.e. food and nutrition), cash assistance, temporary assistance, and on reforming the immigration system in the US. Visit the website to find more information on immigration reform.
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Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.Request a Red Card