Happy New Year: CILA Resources Feature

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To celebrate the new year, the ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) created this blog post to summarize key resources that CILA updated and developed in 2023. As a reminder, the following written resources are available for free on our website. Please sign up for a free account for continued access to CILA’s resources. CILA appreciates all of the work being done by advocates to help immigrant youth and children and looks forward to continuing to support this work in 2024. 

Links to CILA’s 2023 Written Resources 

Working with Youth 

Supporting Youth in the United States 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) 


Immigration Court Practice 

Pro Bono Programs 

Fostering Community 

CILA’s blog, Together for Children’s Rights Updates, also provides regular updates on legal updates, shares useful resources, and uplifts children’s advocates. In 2023, CILA launched a new series of blog posts on Supporting Our Clients in the Interim by Rescreening for Relief. Learn more here about U visas, T visas based on labor trafficking along the journey, T visas based on labor trafficking in the United States, and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) as the Self-Petitioner. The blog further includes monthly litigation updates from the Fifth Circuit, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and Supreme Court with summaries of select cases. Check out all posts from this series here. 

In addition to these written resources, recordings of many of CILA’s trainings are available online on the Advanced Trainings webpage, along with links to the slides and handouts from the trainings. For those in the Acacia Network, CILA further offers a set of resources in CILA’s Core Curriculum to help practitioners new the field. Moreover, in 2023, CILA added a webpage for state court judges to access resources related to SIJS. 

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