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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Trailblazing Immigration Lawyer Talia Inlender Joins UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy as Deputy Director
Talia Inlender joins CILP after launching and leading Public Counsel’s Detained Deportation Defense Program for over a decade. Read more.
The Center for Immigration Law and Policy Announces Fall Conference: The Road Ahead in Immigration Law: What Can the President Do?
Univision National Network Anchor Jorge Ramos to kick-off conference convening leading activists and scholars. Read more.
Muslim Americans File Brief Challenging Religious Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case FBI v. Fazaga
At stake is whether the U.S. Government can escape accountability for secretly spying on Americans due to their religious beliefs. Read more.
Ahilan Arulanantham, Counsel for the Plaintiffs in Ramos v Mayorkas, Responds to Extension of Temporary Protected Status
The decision impacts TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan, and Haiti. Read more.
Leading Law Professors to Mayorkas: “Prosecutorial discretion guidelines need not be focused on who to deport, but who can stay.”
In a new letter to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a group of leading immigration law professors and scholars submitted a detailed legal analysis for the Secretary to consider prior to announcing his department’s new guidelines for prosecutorial discretion in immigration law enforcement. Read more.
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