Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic

The Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic (BILC) coordinates with the Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and Asian American Bar Association to provide free immigration law assistance to economically-disadvantaged immigrants. Students will conduct interviews and assist clients in preparing United States Center for Immigration Services (USCIS) forms and documents, including family petitions, naturalizations and declaration letters. At our Saturday clinics, we prefer students to be conversational in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese or Hmong. There is no language preference/requirement for our Wednesday clinics. Clinics are generally held at San Francisco and Oakland.

Time Commitment: In addition to trainings, for each clinic, 2-3 hours plus travel time to Oakland or San Francisco. We recommend that students participate in at least two clinics each semester.

Video Recording of the Fall 2016 Immigration SLPS Information Session (Introduction to: Berkeley Immigration Group – Detention Project; Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic; Boalt Anti-Trafficking Project; California Asylum Representation Clinic; East Bay Dreamer Clinic; and International Refugee Assistance Project). Recorded Thursday, September 1.

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