CENTER FOR

IMMIGRATION LAW, POLICY AND JUSTICE

The Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice

The CILPJ at Rutgers University explores contemporary and historical immigration and citizenship laws to better understand the complex ways that law and society determine who belongs in the United States. Through interdisciplinary scholarship, legal, policy and advocacy-based initiatives and public engagement, the CILPJ explores and supports the adoption of equitable and more inclusive laws, regulations, policies, and practices for all people – citizens and non-citizens alike.

Research

The CILPJ engages in legal and policy research to examine ways that immigration and citizenship laws define rights and privileges of immigrants and their families. It also highlights the scholarships of CILPJ faculty that explore questions of immigration and citizenship laws and policies.

Recent News

DACA Victory!

We at the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice (“Center for Immigration Law”) are extremely pleased with the Supreme Court’s opinion on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  In Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of California, 591 U.S. __ (2020), the majority of the Supreme Court held that the federal government’s rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.”  It recognized that DACA was a policy that did more than provide deferred action, but also provided benefits such as allowing DACA recipients to work.  By arbitrarily revoking DACA, the federal government failed to consider DACA recipients’ legitimate reliable interests on the policy.   This historic […]

CILPJ Director Rose Cuison Villazor on CNN’s Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin – May 23, 2019

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Watch Rutgers Law School Professor and CILPJ Director Rose Cuison Villazor, on CNN again with Brooke Baldwin yesterday reacting to the 6th migrant child’s death in U.S. custody.

CILPJ Director Rose Cuison Villazor on CNN’s Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin – May 16, 2019

  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Watch Rutgers Law School Professor and CILPJ Director Rose Cuison Villazor, on with CNN‘s Brooke Baldwin yesterday critiquing Trump’s “merit-based” immigration plan.