ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA)
Your Donation will Help Train and Mobilize the Profession
to Serve the Needs of Children in Need!
The Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is the ABA’s new, expert, legal resource center in Houston, Texas. CILA serves both legal service providers and pro bono attorneys who are representing children in immigration-related proceedings in Texas.
CILA's services include free trainings, technical assistance and an online platform for sharing and accessing immigration legal resources related to children. In addition, CILA staff host Working Groups on Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status and children’s asylum cases. Finally, CILA provides specialized training to legal service providers and volunteers who serve unaccompanied children at Emergency Reception Centers nationwide.
CILA began operations in late 2015. To date, CILA staff have hosted 65 trainings and responded to 400 requests for technical assistance on cases. Your charitable gift will help CILA continue to build capacity for those seeking to advance the rights of children facing deportation through trainings, technical assistance and collaboration. Thank you for your generosity!
The public service and educational programs of the ABA Commission on Immigration receive funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE). The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work. The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.