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Center for Immigration Law and Policy

A hub for immigration scholarship and advocacy, engaging community organizations, practitioners, lawmakers and experts in the field.

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Meet the team behind the Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Founded in 2020, CILP is at the cutting edge of immigration scholarship and practice - developing bold legal, policy, and narrative change strategies that advance the way we think about immigration law and policy in the U.S. and beyond.

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Founded in 2020, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law expands the law school’s role as a national leader in immigration law and policy. CILP generates innovative ideas at the intersection of immigration scholarship and practice; serves as a hub for transforming those ideas into meaningful changes in immigration policy at the local, state, and national level; and empowers students with unique opportunities for experiential learning through work with academics, practitioners, policymakers, and activists. CILP pursues those goals by supporting faculty performing cutting-edge work in immigration law and policy; bolstering initiatives for student engagement including the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic, the Immigrants’ Rights Policy Clinic and service-learning trips for UCLA Law students to border regions; engaging in strategic litigation; publishing briefings and reports on immigration policy; and hosting conferences and symposia featuring top national scholars.

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Apr 29, 2024

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Apr 21, 2024

Talia Inlender writes an opinion piece in the LA Times on the role of legal representation in improving the immigration system

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