Immigrant Legal Services
Dolores Street Community Services remains committed to meeting the emerging needs of our neighbors. Although our Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program was founded to provide immediate representation responding to immigration raids, the program also includes:
- Free immigration consultations and regular clinics to provide screenings, orientations, and assistance with urgent legal filings;
- Appropriate referrals to our partner agencies, including the other organizations in the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN);
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Screening and Processing. In 2012, President Obama announced this protection from deportation for certain immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children. Our program immediately began preparing applications, and we have assisted hundreds of applicants since that time. Under the new administration, we continue to provide DACA-eligible individuals with advice and assistance, including the latest expert advice regarding the risks and benefits of the program.