UC Immigrant Legal Services

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center provides free immigration-related legal services to students, as well as their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children, and parents). The following link is directly associated with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.: https://law.ucdavis.edu/ucimm/

The UCI DREAM Center does not maintain or manage the information submitted to UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.

Meet our Staff Attorney, Elda Rosales and Paralegal, Karia Salazar!

Elda S. Rosales is the new Staff Attorney for the UC Immigrant Legal Services at UC Irvine. Elda is an Anteater (class of ‘14) and received a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies. She graduated Law School from the University of La Verne, College of Law in 2019 and was on the University’s Law Review. Elda’s passion from Immigration Law is fueled by her own experiences growing up in a mixed status family. Prior to joining UC Immigrant Legal Series, Elda served as a Staff Attorney at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) providing free immigration services to students within the California Sate University system and Community College. On her free time Elda enjoys cooking, spending time with family and walks with her boxer,, Arya.
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Karia Salazar is a paralegal for the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center. She is a graduate from California State University, Fullerton with bachelor's degrees in communications: Public Relations and Ethnic Studies: Chicano Studies. Karia grew up advocating for immigrant rights and social justice. She has volunteered with various organizations to provide free legal services. Karia has over 10 years’ experience in the field of immigration law from previously working at a private practice as a paralegal. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family, and dog.

How to connect with Karia:

Legal Services Appoinments

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For clarification on these services or to obtain emergency legal assistance, contact Elda S. Rosales at elda.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu or by cellphone at 530-400-2062.

Our campus attorney can be readily available in the event of a legal emergency, such as detention and deportation. Please feel free to contact our attorney at any time.

Announcements from the UC Immigrant Legal Service Team!

Attorney Elda Rosales-Calixto will be out of the office on leave beginning 01/16/2024 and will return 03/01/2024. During this time all appointments can be booked with the paralegal on the UC Imm team, Karia Salazar, via the booking link. Managing Attorney, Vivek Mittal will be reviewing and supervising all new and existing cases.

We strongly urge students to renew their DACA as soon as the 150-day window opens before their expiration date. For example, if your DACA expires in July, you can begin the renewal process in January. Not renewing within a timely manner can lead to serious immigration consequences. Funds can be requested through the UCI DREAM Center if filed with the UC Immigrant Legal Service Center, allowing for 3 weeks of processing time. Reimbursement of funds for out-of-pocket costs is not available.

UPDATE: 5th Circuit DACA Decision 10/05/22

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For questions and more info contact our staff attorney, Elda S. Rosales at elda.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu or by cellphone at 530-400-2062.