Cal State LA GFDRC – CARECEN Legal Services

Free immigration legal services are available every Thursday to Cal State LA students. An attorney and paralegal from CARECEN will assist with general consultations, DACA renewals and general assistance in filling out forms such as family-based petitions.

To protect your privacy and maintain the confidentiality of your case, we ask that you only disclose your name to the DRC staff.

One-hour sessions are available on Thursdays only between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are highly encouraged. Before booking an appointment, please read the following guidelines.


If you are attending the legal consultation to renew your DACA, bring the following:

  • 2 passport-style photos
  • Current Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Prior DACA applications
  • Money order for $495 – ask DRC staff about financial assistance for Cal State LA students


For all other legal consultations, please bring:

  • A government-issued ID or Employment Authorization Document (EAD), if one is available
  • If you are a legal permanent resident, please bring your “green card”

To make an appointment, contact the Dreamers Resource Center at (323)343-3219 or