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.
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.
Please join us for Immigration Policy in the Biden Administration: The First 100 Days and Beyond, a virtual conference to be held April 23, April 30, and May 7, 2021.
Openings with the the Center for Immigration Law and Policy
Who We Are
- Faculty Co-Directors
Khaled M. Abou El FadlOmar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law
E. Tendayi AchiumeProfessor of Law
Aslı Ü. BâliProfessor of Law
Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
Jennifer M. ChacónProfessor of Law
Ingrid EaglyProfessor of Law
Nina RabinDirector of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic