Founded in 2020, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law expands the law school’s role as a national leader in immigration law and policy. The Center 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. In addition to engaging in strategic litigation, the Center will publish briefings and reports on immigration policy, host conferences and symposia featuring top national scholars, and launch immigration law training opportunities for judges and legislators.
Seasoned Immigration Advocate Gabriela Domenzain Joins UCLA Law’s New Center for Immigration Law and Policy
The Center for Immigration Law and Policy today announced that Gabriela Domenzain, a seasoned communications professional with over twenty years of experience in immigration advocacy, media, and politics, is joining the organization to serve as its inaugural Communications Director. Read more.
UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy Hosted DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
On April 30, 2021, with the Biden administration officially past the 100-day mark, the Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, participated in the UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy's first-ever virtual conference. Read more.
Learn more about Immigration Policy in the Biden Administration: The First 100 Days and Beyond, a virtual conference held April 23, April 30, and May 7, 2021.
Scholars Describe Racist Origins of Unlawful Reentry Law in Supreme Court Amicus Brief
Three leading scholars of the history of immigration law from UCLA and Columbia University filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in United States v. Palomar-Santiago. Their brief describes the explicitly racist, anti-Mexican origins of the federal law criminalizing unlawful reentry after deportation. Read more.
UCLA Law launches Center for Immigration Law and Policy with $5 million commitment
Expanding UCLA School of Law’s role as a national leader in immigration law and boosting its robust immigration programming and clinics, the school has established the Center for Immigration Law and Policy with a $5 million commitment from alumna Alicia Miñana and her husband, Rob Lovelace. Read more.
Openings with the the Center for Immigration Law and Policy