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?

Have you read the frequent media reports on the number of children who have arrived unaccompanied on the Southwest border of the United States recently and want to help?

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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

LATEST LEGAL UPDATES

Sep 19 2022

CILA Celebrates Dalia’s Feature as the September Fearless Children’s Lawyer of the Month

We are excited to share that the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Children’s Rights ...
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Sep 14 2022

To Avoid Reunification Breakdowns, Unaccompanied Children Benefit from Social Services and Legal Support

News outlets recently covered a story on dozens of unaccompanied children reported as missing in ...
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Sep 9 2022

Update on EADs for Asylum Seekers

The requirements for asylum applicants to receive an employment authorization document (EAD) have been 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, 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.

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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