Schedule your DACA renewal appointment with CARECEN using their online system: CARECEN-LA College Legal Services
- Click the "Book Now" button.
- Select the Santa Monica College tab.
- 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 videochat 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!
CARECEN is proud to offer free legal services to students, staff, and faculty of California State Universities and Community Colleges. We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our staff at your university.
CARECEN, the largest Central American immigrant rights organization in the country, empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. We envision Los Angeles becoming a place where Central Americans and all other communities live in peace and dignity, enjoying economic well-being, social justice, and political empowerment.
At CARECEN, our staff is made up of dedicated and talented individuals. Our staff members are fluent in Spanish, and are often immigrants themselves or come from immigrant families. We provide ourselves on providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, in-language programs throughout our organization.
Workshops on immigration hosted at SMC as well as at other colleges, plus workshops, recordings, and information sessions related to immigration updates hosted by CARECEN.
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.