Es Ud. un joven que se encuentra en procedimientos de deportación o con alguna duda sobre su situación migratoria?

Are you a young person who has a case in immigration court or with a question about your immigration situation?

Do you want to help the unaccompanied children who have recently arrived at the Southwest border of the United States? Find out how you can get involved!

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Help with legal strategy, procedural and evidentiary issues, best practices, ethical issues, and more

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WEBINARS & TRAININGS

Timely information from CILA's experience, research, data collection, and guest speakers

ONLINE RESOURCES

ONLINE RESOURCES

Practice Advisories and other written materials on important and emerging issues

WORKING GROUPS

WORKING GROUPS

Listservs and quarterly meetings to share knowledge and experience with your peers

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Apr 17 2024

Protecting Unaccompanied Children who are Not Competent to Participate in Removal Proceedings

In light of the unique and extraordinary circumstances that unaccompanied youth experience, it is important ...
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Apr 2 2024

March Litigation Updates

Read case summaries of select BIA, Circuit Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court cases issued ...
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Apr 2 2024

Procedural Options in Removal Proceedings for Youth

The CILA team is excited to share a new in-depth resource on "Procedural Options in ...
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Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation

Find available pro bono cases on platform and information to support you in your pro bono representation.

Through our work, we hope to ensure more children are represented and to provide the resources and expertise needed to support those who endeavor to represent them.

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These Resilient Children Need Your Help!

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters. CILA started in Texas, the epicenter of the battle to maintain much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

Great glance portrait from a young boy in the southern border of Mexico

These Resilient Children Need Your Help!

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters. CILA started in Texas, the epicenter of the battle to maintain much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

ABOUT CILA

THE ABA CHILDREN'S IMMIGRATION LAW ACADEMY (CILA)

We are the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association (ABA). CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, resource development, and collaboration.

CILA serves legal service providers, pro bono attorneys, and social services staff who are working with children in immigration-related proceedings nationwide. CILA began operations in late 2015.

ABOUT CILA

THE ABA CHILDREN'S IMMIGRATION LAW ACADEMY (CILA)

We are the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association (ABA).  CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, and collaboration.

CILA serves both legal service providers and pro bono attorneys who are representing children in immigration-related proceedings nationwide. CILA began operations in late 2015.

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