Off-Campus Resources

Non-profit Community Service Agencies

Organization Phone Language(s)
California Catholic Charities 619-231-2828 Spanish
California Catholic Charities - Immigration Services & Undocumented Minors    
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego    
Catholic Charities of San Diego - Immigration Program Services 619-231-2828 Arabic, Spanish, Russina, Ukrainian, Laotian, Tagalog
Chaldean-Middle Eastern Social Services   Arabic, Spanish
Somali Social Service Agencies 619-265-5821  
International Rescue Committee 619-641-7510  
Jewish Family Services 858-637-3245 Spanish, Arabic, Farsi
California Rural Legal Assistance   Spanish
Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County    
Asian Organizations and Resources 858-277-2822  

San Diego Unified School District

The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) now has a DACA office to help former and current students of SDUSD obtain the records they need to apply for DACA:


San Diego Rapid Response Network

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is an interconnected system of organizations and individuals working together to respond to dehumanizing immigration enforcement activities, including checkpoints, raids, arrests and harassment, occurring in San Diego County. We maintain a 24-hour hotline to document such occurrences, provide emergency assistance, and connect affected people with resources.

Call our 24-hour hotline: 619-536-0823


Alliance for African Assistance
5952 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 286-9052
Services Provided: Naturalization, Education & Outreach        


Alliance San Diego
P.O. Box 12266
San Diego, CA 92112-3266
(619) 269-1823
Services Provided: Education & Outreach

San Diego Immigration Law Resources

Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Website: (Click on "What We Do." Click on "Safety and Stability." Click on "Immigration.")

  • Southeast San Diego Office, 110 S. Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
  • Midtown Office, 1764 San Diego Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92110
  • North County Office, 216 S. Tremont Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

Telephone: 1-877-534-2524
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Services: Family-based immigration issues, including naturalization and citizenship, Removal defense (Immigration Court), AVAWA, AU and T Visas, Green Card Renewal, Waivers, No affirmative asylum claims. No DACA, DAPA, or employment-based issues. Safety-planning presentations to groups, such as university organizations. (Contact Senior Attorney, Miko Tokuhama-Olsen)

Client eligibility: Based on financial need and residency in San Diego County.

Casa Cornelia Law Center
Location: 2760 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92103-6325
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Telephone: (619) 231-7788
Fax: (619) 231-7784
Services: Representation of unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and victims of crime.
Information sessions on discrete topics, like DACA.
Client eligibility: Application process based on financial need.

Immigration Justice Project (IJP) of San Diego
Telephone: (619) 255-8810, for Grety Moreira, Administrative Assistant
(619) 255-8817, for Karla Rodriguez, Paralegal
Fax: (619) 568-3674
Legal orientation program for individuals receiving a notice to appear for proceedings at the San Diego Immigration Court.
Counseling services for individuals detained at the San Diego Immigration Detention Center in Otay Mesa.
Referrals to pro bono immigration law attorneys.
Know Your Rights presentations. To schedule a presentation call Staff Attorney Edith Polanco at 255-8823.
Client eligibility: Based on financial need.

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
Website: (Click on "Programs." Click on "Immigrant Services.")
Locations/Telephone Numbers:

San Diego
4575 B Mission Gorge Place San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 287-1270

South Bay
293 H Street Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 498-0722

North County
5 Parish Locations: Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista
(760) 631-5890

Assistance with the following immigration applications: adjustment of status, family visa petitions, DACA, citizenship and naturalization, employment authorization, travel documents, T and U visas, affidavits of support, legal permanent resident card renewal, fee waivers, domestic violence cases, family unity, and consular processing.
Presentations on immigration law topics. To schedule a presentation or a group information session, call (619) 287-1270.

Jewish Family Service
Website: (Click on "Programs by Name." Click on "Immigration Program.")
Location: 8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (858) 637-3245
Services: adjustment of status–green cards (family-based, refugees, asylees, replacement green cards), and family reunification (petitioning for a relative to come to the U.S. or to stay in the U.S.) administrative relief–DACA, DAPA assistance with applications for citizenship and naturalization; travel documents, work authorization, and fee waivers.

International Rescue Committee (San Diego Office)
Location: 5348 University Ave. Suite 205A, San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: 619-641-7510, ext. 250
Fax: 619-641-7520
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Drop in or call for appointment)
Services: Assistance completing and submitting the following forms: adjustment of status, consular processing, DACA, unlawful presence waivers, employment authorization, travel documents, document replacement, family-based petitions, naturalization/citizenship, VAWA petitions, and fee waivers.

San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium

Clearing house websites, providing information about San Diego attorneys and law
firms specializing in immigration law:

Avvo: Enter San Diego, CA immigration attorneys.

FindLaw: Enter immigration and naturalization law, San Diego, CA.

Justia: Under Legal Practice Areas, click on Immigration. Under Immigration Resources, click on Lawyers & Attorneys. Click on California. Click on San Diego.

Yellow Pages: Enter immigration lawyers near San Diego, CA.

Yelp: Under Find, enter immigration law. Under Near, enter San Diego, CA.

My Undocumented Life
Up-to-Date Information and Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

My Undocumented Life is a blog that posts scholarship opportunities, strategies for navigating the educational system, information and news on DACA/Advanced Parole, and more. Most importantly, they offer a sense of community for a diverse group of readers.

Visit and bookmark the website:

Mission Asset Fund (MAF)

Mission Asset Fund is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. They offer loan products through nonprofit providers across the country to help build a brighter future for the millions of people who live in the financial shadows.

Visit their website at

Need an interest-free loan for DACA renewal quickly? MAF is offering a no-interest $495 loan through its program Lending Circles.
Apply for an interest-free loan for DACA renewal today. 

Prospera Credit

Prospera Credit, provided by Lendify, offers personal loans with affordable fixed payments. No social security number or ITIN needed.

Visit their website at

Undergraduate Scholarships

2016-2017 List of Undergraduate Scholarships That Don't Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency


Dear Immigrants Rising friend,

We are excited to announce that E4FC's Entrepreneurship Fellowship applications are now open! The Entrepreneurship Fellow will promote entrepreneurship opportunities open to all immigrants regardless of status, research, and build a network that supports entrepreneurs in your community. 

E4FC's fellowships develop the leadership capacity of undocumented young people as well as foster community building and peer support. Our fellows benefit from career training, mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to educate and empower the undocumented community. Below is a list of all other E4FC fellowship opportunities. 

Communications Fellowships: Receive hands-on training in communications, design and social media by learning graphics software, content management systems and project management tools. 

Community Engagement Fellowships: Expand your knowledge about educational access and topics affecting undocumented young people while supporting high schools to develop and implement sustainable support systems for undocumented students. 

Higher Education Fellowships: Expand undocumented students' access to higher education through training, resource creation and outreach. 

Immigration Law Fellowships: Receive hands-on training in immigration law in order to educate undocumented people about their immigration options. 

Technology Fellowships: Receive hands-on training in cutting-edge technologies used by nonprofits to support programmatic delivery and marketing. 

Fellowship applications are due Tuesday, May 1st at 11:59 PM PST