​Immigration Legal Services Project

​​Schedule your DACA renewal appointment with CARECEN using their online system: CARECEN-LA College Legal Services

From there:
  1. Click the "Book Now" button
  2. Select the Santa Monica College tab
  3. Select first-time appointment (for DACA renewals, etc.)

For now, they have Mondays available for SMC students through their online system. Appointments may be conducted via video chat during the current social-distancing mandate.

Legal services through this agency are FREE for SMC students, staff, and faculty and includes DACA renewals, general consultation, and more!​​

DACA Legal Services Providers

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) funds qualified non-profits to provide free legal services for low-income individuals. The following organizations provide DACA renewal assistance. Assistance with USCIS DACA renewal filing fees may also be available. Services are not guaranteed. You must contact the organization directly to inquire about service availability.​

​The following are some resources​ for students who are immigrants:

Text notifica to 877877 The first app to prepare you and your family against deportation. Notifica gives you and your family a help button to alert key contacts if anyone is at risk of deportation. Simply create your messages today and you will be ready to press a button fo​r help when you or your family needs it. Alerts are designed to inform family members, legal advocates, and other contacts that the sender may have been detained by the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).