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The Immigration Law Association at UC Davis (ILA) is an organization of students and faculty dedicated to raising awareness of migration issues. The ILA complements the practical opportunities of the Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis by focusing on the following elements:

  • Multidisciplinary outreach
  • Policy analysis
  • Network building

The ILA promotes these goals by hosting speaker panels, networking events, research workshops and participating in wider initiatives on and off campus that focus on migration both as a domestic and global phenomenon.


Fall General Meeting

The Fall General Meeting will take place on October 27, 2016 at 12pm in room 1303. We will host a panel of student speakers, preview our culture week, and discuss open board positions.

Local Events

Alexandra Hill, a Ph.D. student in agricultural economics on the UCD main campus, will deliver a talk on "The Labor Supply of U.S. Agricultural Workers" on October 27, 2016. Please sign up by October 25. 

Tickets are still available for the California Immigrant Policy Center's statewide organizing and advocacy conference on November 30, 2016 in Sacramento. the plenary session has been announced: "Is It Over Yet? What's at Stake After the Elections." Scholarships and travel support are available to students.

Resources for Advocacy and Technical Assistance

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC) recently published several guides for critical immigration issues: photo IDs and professional licenses available to undocumented immigrants; crash-course in ICE detainers; and its "Sanctuary Cities Toolkit."

Doctors Without Borders promotes "Forced From Home" exhibit to provide insight into the experiences of refugees.

This video from Wired pushes back on common talking points about immigrants.

IAN Announces e-Conference Trainings

Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), one of the leading immigration advocacy and training organizations, has announced its slate of e-conference trainings. Each two-hour module costs $25, but they're a great bang for your buck. 

Subjects include "Representing Children in Removal Proceedings"; "Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues"; effects of entry, admission, and parole; "Enhance Your U Visa Practice"; and "The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program."

Have a case-advocacy need but can't shell out for the IAN training? Check out this CLINIC guide to using the USCIS Ombudsman's office.

Immigration-Related News

State laws in Iowa, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania create headaches for noncitizens.