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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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The Immigrant Family Legal Clinic works with students and families from Koreatown and the Pico-Union District who are affiliated with the RFK Community Schools.

Immigrant Family Legal Clinic

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.

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Illegal Entry and Reentry Laws: Their Racism, Their Impact and the Movement to End Them

On Wednesday, November 2, at 12:15 pm Pacific, 3:15 pm Eastern, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) will host Illegal Entry and Reentry Laws: Their Racism, Their Impact, and the Movement to End Them. Read more.


Undocumented UC Student Organizers, Professors from UCLA CILP & Labor Center Launch Groundbreaking Campaign for Equal Access to Job Opportunities 

Today, undocumented student organizers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), along with professors from the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Labor Center, launched Opportunity for All: a campaign that could remove significant barriers to important educational opportunities for thousands of undocumented students in the UC system. Read more.


Children Ordered Deported, Lack of Legal Representation, Families Retraumatized: Legal and Medical Professionals Call on Biden to End Dedicated Dockets

Legal service providers, court observers, medical professionals, and allied organizations from across the country are calling on the Biden administration to end the fast-track court process for families seeking asylum, known as Dedicated Dockets. Read more.


Javier Martinez Deserves the Right to Challenge Imprisonment by ICE

This week, the ACLU, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) filed an amicus brief in support of Javier Martinez, a Nicaraguan man whom the federal government has imprisoned for more than four years for a nine-year-old drug offense. Read more.


Citing Racist, Anti-AAPI History at Root of ICE Transfer Policies,  Legal Experts Express Disappointment in California State Senate’s Failure to Pass the VISION Act

In response to the California State Senate failing to pass the VISION Act, Professor Hiroshi Motomura, Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law, released the following statement: Read more.


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Oct 20, 2022

Ahilan Arulanantham is Featured in The New York Times on Undocumented Students and Employment

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Oct 19, 2022

Undocumented UC Student Organizers, Professors from UCLA CILP & Labor Center Launch Groundbreaking Campaign for Equal Access to Job Opportunities

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