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!

CILA Services

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

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

WEBINARS & TRAININGS

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

Feb 1 2023

CILA 2022 Annual Report Shares Highlights 

2022 was a momentous year for CILA: we expanded services nationally; welcomed new staff members ...
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Jan 31 2023

January Litigation Updates

Read case summaries of select BIA and Supreme Court cases issued this last month. Board ...
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Jan 30 2023

Resources to Help Advocates Working with Immigrant Youth Navigate Medical Care

As if the immigration process was not difficult enough, imagine going through it while you ...
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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 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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