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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U.S. Citizens and Leading Immigrant Rights Groups File Intervention in Texas v. DHS
A schoolteacher, a retiree, a doctor, and four other U.S. citizens asked a federal district court to allow them to become parties to Texas v. DHS to defend their ability to sponsor loved ones and others from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela through a recently announced “CHNV” humanitarian parole program. Read more.
CILP’s Ahilan Arulanantham, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Broach Child Deportations, Immigrant Representation, Temporary Protected Status and More
Ahilan Arulanantham, Professor from Practice and Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law, interviewed Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Thursday, March 9 at Fordham University Law School. Read more.
In Groundbreaking Testimony, Migrant Justice Advocates from Across the Americas Highlight Effects of Racism in Migration Before the IACHR
During the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) Period of Sessions in Los Angeles today, the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at UCLA Law were joined by more than a dozen partner organizations working across the Americas to present at a thematic hearing on human mobility, structural racism in the region, and the need for an anti-racist approach. Read more.
Immigration Law Scholars Publish Groundbreaking New Report Exposing Anti-AAPI Racism Behind U.S. Immigration Laws
The Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law, in partnership with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, with research support by students at the UCLA School of Law, and with state funding provided at the behest of the California Asian American and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, published a groundbreaking new report that details the history of anti-AAPI racism in U.S. immigration policy and the devastating and pervasive impact these laws continue to have on AAPI communities to this day. Read more.
Statements By TPS Holders and Civil Rights Groups on Ninth Circuit Decision to Rehear Case Against Trump TPS Terminations
Today, the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a petition for a rehearing en banc, filed by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their U.S.-citizen children in the case, Ramos v. Mayorkas. Read more.
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Who We Are
- Faculty Co-Directors
Khaled M. Abou El FadlOmar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law
E. Tendayi AchiumeProfessor of Law
Alicia Miñana Chair in Law
Joseph BerraHuman Rights in the Americas Project Director
Ingrid EaglyProfessor of Law
Faculty Director, Criminal Justice Program
Talia InlenderDeputy Director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy
Nina RabinDirector of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic
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