DACA Decision Raises Legal Stakes for Undocumented Students

While they hail from different countries, DACA students share common tales of parents migrating to the United States to escape poverty, persecution, human rights violations, and armed conflict in pursuit of economic and educational opportunity. Chemerinsky said Berkeley Law will make available knowledgeable counselors for those who need them and work with campus and the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) “to help facilitate representation where that is needed.”

Queer and Undocumented: A Powerful Force in the Dreamer Movement

At her kitchen table in Oakland, Yahaira Carrillo leafs through an old photo album with faded pictures of a little curly-haired girl. The album is precious to her: She saw her baby pictures for the first time only a few years ago, when her aunt brought the album from Mexico.

East Bay Immigrant Tenants Feel Threatened by Landlords

One East Bay agency said they have seen an increase in the number of calls from immigrant tenants whose landlords have threatened to report them to immigration authorities after they made complaints about their living conditions.

At the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, staff attorney Ubaldo Fernandez said the agency has seen an uptick.

EBCLC’s Immigrant Stories: Call to Action

The recent immigration ban is not, and never was, about only immigration.  It’s about consolidating power, silencing dissent, and denying equitable access to resources. At EBCLC, we want to take a moment to recognize our collective story, and the paths that led us here.

We started a social media campaign to share our own immigrant stories, knowing that this is about more than immigration. We do this to celebrate our inclusive society, and we invite you to join us.
Join the narrative by sharing your own #immigrantstory

From Obama, Trump Will Inherit an Efficient Deportation Apparatus

Prerna Lal, an immigration attorney who works in the East Bay Community Law Center/UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program who became one of the first undocumented lawyers in the US before gaining legal status, is hopeful that allies of the immigrant community will no longer be complacent when Trump takes office.

Undocumented immigrants face uncertainty in wake of Trump’s election

Valeska Castaneda can distinctly remember being pulled out of her preschool classroom after learning her mother was deported.[…]Now, Trump’s election has set off a wave of panic among Berkeley’s undocumented community. Now more than ever, Castaneda must confront fears about the safety of her immigrant family members and community.