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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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In Biden v. Texas, Supreme Court Rules Against Texas and Missouri, Allowing Biden Administration to End the Remain in Mexico Policy, For Now

The United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Biden v. Texas, holding  that the Biden administration's decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, did not violate federal immigration law, and the DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ second memorandum terminating the program was a valid final agency action. Read more.


Settlement Negotiations Begin in Landmark Case Against Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

Yesterday, after 15 years of litigation, including two arguments before the Supreme Court and four before the Ninth Circuit, the Biden Administration and class counsel will begin formal settlement negotiations in Rodriguez v. Jennings, the landmark class-action lawsuit that successfully challenged ICE’s practice of jailing noncitizens for long and indefinite periods of time without a bond hearing. Read more.


Innovation Law Lab Files Motion to Stay Nationwide Injunction in Arizona v. CDC

Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance refugee and immigrant justice, has filed a motion to stay the nationwide scope of the injunction issued in Arizona v. CDC, a case brought in the Western District of Louisiana by Arizona, Texas, and 22 non-border states seeking to stop the Biden administration’s termination of the Title 42 order. Read more.


New Report Finds Children Ordered Deported, Families Without Lawyers, and Other Gross Miscarriages of Justice on the Biden Administration's Dedicated Docket

A report released today reveals gross miscarriages of justice in the expedited immigration court docket established by the Biden administration for families seeking asylum, including the deportation of several hundred children who never had their day in court. Read more.


Innovation Law Lab, Counsel, Respond to Dangerous and Unlawful Ruling in Arizona v. CDC

In response to Judge Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana’s ruling allowing Arizona, Texas, and 22 non-border states to stop the Biden Administration from terminating Title 42, Innovation Law Lab, a nonprofit organization that has filed an amicus brief and a motion to intervene in Arizona v. CDC and their counsel, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law (CILP) and the National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers Guild, issued the following statements. Read more.


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Jun 06, 2022

Innovation Law Lab Files Motion to Stay Nationwide Injunction in Arizona v. CDC

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Jun 06, 2022

Settlement Negotiations Begin in Landmark Case Against Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

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