Where to get Legal Assistance and Policy Updates
Services, Immigration Rights and Education Network (SIREN): Community education and organizing, policy advocacy and naturalization services for the immigrant and refugee communities in Silicon Valley.
Q&A hotline: 408-453-3017 (English, Spanish); 408-453-3013 (English, Vietnamese)
How they can help: Can provide immigration legal assistance and legal services.
Asian Law Alliance: Legal services and advocacy for Asian-Pacific Islander communities. Telephone: 408-287-9710
How they can help: Legal services for immigration and citizenship, civil rights and more.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): Immigration legal trainings, educational materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.
How they can help: Current information and analysis about immigration policy.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF): Advocacy, communications, community education and litigation for Latino immigrants.
How they can help: Current legal and civil rights information for Latino communities. Information on scholarships and other related resources are also available on website.
Mexican Consulate in San Jose: Consular services (passport/visa processing, community outreach, policy communications) for Mexican citizens in Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
How they can help: Current information about immigration policy and its effect on Mexican citizens.
National Immigration Law Center: Litigation, advocacy, strategic communications and education for immigrants.
How they can help: Current information on immigration policy.
California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC): Develops and supports immigration public debate and policy decisions.
How they can help: Current information about immigration policy, advocacy tools, education and research materials.
Scholarship and Financial Resources
These organizations have been known to provide scholarships or links to scholarships that do not require legal residency or citizenship:
TheDream.US: This national scholarship award provides up to $25,000 for tuition and fees for a bachelor’s degree.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: For Latino students, plus outreach and educational programming.
Chicana Latina Foundation: Merit-based $1,500 scholarships.
National Associates for Chicana and Chicano Studies’ Immigrant Student Beca: $100 to $500 scholarships for undocumented students.
Ernesto Galarza Scholarship: Includes awards for undocumented students; sponsored by the university’s Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA).
Educators for Fair Consideration (e4fc): List of scholarships for immigrant students, including the New American Scholars Program, which has financial awards for low-income immigrant students in the Bay Area.