Legal Services

Legal Services

University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center (UCILSC) offers free immigration-related legal services to UC students including:

  • Legal advice and representation for undocumented students in the UC system and their families, as well as students who are U.S. citizens with undocumented family members including parents and siblings
  • Legal support for informational and know-your-rights sessions at the six UC campuses without law schools: UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and UC Riverside
  • Legal support for campus clinics and workshops to assist with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration related relief
  • In-depth consultations and direct representation in immigration court or before immigration agencies
  • EMERGENCY 24/7 IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES- Offers 24/7 assistance for emergency cases where students or immediate family members are detained or at risk of deportation. Contact Undocumented Student Services Coordinator at (805) 893-5609 for referral.

REFERRAL: For UCILSC assistance, complete the online intake form.  Undocumented Student Services staff will work with you to arrange services. UCSB’s attorney visits UCSB on a regular basis and works with students in person or via online communication.

Associated Students Legal Resource Center (ASLRC)

Offers free information and support to registered UCSB students on a wide range of issues, including legal consultations, education, and referrals.

  • MIP, Public Intoxication, Fake ID, noise violations and public urination citations
  • Security deposit disputes, evictions, habitability situations
  • Restraining orders, dissolutions
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Lease & rental Information, roommate conflicts
  • DACA application support

For assistance, visit the ASLRC at The Pardall Center (Upstairs in the 2nd Floor)
6550B Pardall Road, Isla Vista

Know Your Rights

Remember, all people in the U.S., regardless of immigration status, have rights under the U.S. Constitution and other laws. Make sure you know your rights if you are approached by police or ICE. Review the information below to help you understand what your rights are and what to do in different situations.

  • You have the right to remain silent
  • You do not have to discuss your immigration or citizenship status
  • Stay Calm and be polite. Do not lie about your citizenship or provide fake documents
  • You do not have to sign anything without talking to a lawyer
  • You have the right to speak to an attorney before answering any questions.

If you are stopped by an immigration enforcement officer:

: "I am exercising my 5th Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution to remain silent. I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or give you any documents without a lawyer present. I do not give you permission to enter my home or search my person or belongings based on my 4th Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution, unless you have a warrant to enter, signed by a judge or magistrate with my name and correct address on it that you slide under the door."

If you have any questions, please contact:
(805) 893-5609