CILA 2021 Annual Report Shares Highlights

As we move forward into 2022, we want to take a moment to reflect on and celebrate the successes from 2021. Please join us by taking a look at our 2021 Annual Report. We are excited to share how CILA supported and walked alongside advocates doing this important yet challenging work.

As a capacity building organization, we do our best to support attorneys, legal staff, and social workers on the ground working with youth along with pro bono attorneys. We want you to know that we feel proud to work with a wonderful community of advocates working with children and youth in immigration matters. Thank you for all you do!

We invite you to learn more and stay connected with CILA!

There is something for everyone.

For Pro Bono Attorneys & Those Interested in Getting Involved:

  • Learn more about the issues and ways to get involved.
  • Visit CILA’s platform, Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation, to see pro bono opportunities to help children who need pro bono representation.
  • Join CILA’s quarterly e-newsletter if you are a pro bono attorney, interested in potentially engaging in a pro bono opportunity to help children in the future, or want to stay updated on CILA’s resources and other issues affecting youth in their immigration cases.

For Immigration Attorneys and Legal Staff:

  • Check CILA’s website regarding upcoming trainings.
  • Read CILA’s blog posts and resources.
  • Consider joining a CILA working group and listserv (Texas: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, children’s asylum law, working with detained unaccompanied youth & national: pro bono coordination).
  • If you are in Texas, request individualized technical assistance for case-specific questions.

For Social Workers:

  • If you are in Texas, join CILA’s social services working group and listserv.
  • If you are in Texas, request individualized technical assistance for case-specific questions.

For Youth:

  • CILA provides a webpage with information in English and Spanish with helpful information for youth such as basic information about the U.S. immigration system, where to get case-related information, and how to seek help.

For Everyone: