East Bay Dreamers Project partners with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) in providing immigration legal services to support and empower Bay Area residents. EBDP specifically focuses on DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of DACA, EBDP will continue working with clients on DACA renewals. EBDP will also help clients with their initial DACA applications and advance parole (permission to travel outside the US) if and when USCIS begins taking these applications. Apart from DACA, EBDP also helps EBCLC conduct general immigration consultations to help provide legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on the most vulnerable populations.
While EBDP typically holds in-person clinics where students can work with clients, EBDP will be conducting 1-on-1 remote Zoom client meetings until the law school resumes in-person instruction.
Supervision: EBDP helps provide direct legal services to immigrant communities in the East Bay under the supervision of East Bay Community Law Center attorneys.
Time Commitment: Approximately 15 hours per semester, including a 3-4 hour initial training.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at DreamersClinic@berkeley.edu.