Moving Forward Together

Higher Education Legal Services

Empowering our local college communities with immigration legal services.

The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty at local colleges to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners. JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available at local schools to provide culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the campus community.

Services include:

  • Immigration eligibility consultations
  • DACA renewal
  • Naturalization
  • Family-based immigration
  • Know Your Rights sessions
  • Emergency Planning & Safety Preparedness
  • Other immigration services

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For more information about the HELS program, call (858) 637-3345 or email [email protected].

For general information about JFS Immigration Services, call (858) 637-3365.

DACA Days Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego will be hosting a FREE DACA Days Campaign, Now open to the public, from May 13 2020 until May 29, 2020 from 8:30am to 3:45pm.

This event requires an appointment. We will have attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives offering legal assistance and representation with the preparation and filing of the applications. If eligible, the $495.00 U.S. government filing fee may also be covered by a California Department of Social Services grant for low-income individuals or full-time students. The availability to cover the USCIS filing fee is available now for a LIMITED time.

Anyone interested in determining eligibility and to schedule an appointment should contact our Program Assistant, Haidee Ortiz, at (858) 637-3345 (if no telephone answer, please leave a message – missed calls are not returned), email at [email protected] or schedule directly by clicking schedule, then DACA-Renewal.

Please remember that this event is by appointment only and on a first-come, first-served basis. All appointments will be conducted remotely via phone or Zoom.

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