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.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
Reuters reported on the increased rejections of applications and delays in the processing of applications filed by immigrant youths under the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. Under SIJ, immigrant youths (defined as those who are below 21 years old) may submit an application for permanent residency if they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent. As CILPJ affiliate faculty and Child Advocacy Clinic Director, Prof. Randi Mandelbaum explained, the law requires the administration to process these applications within six months. Yet, she has cases that have lingered for over a year. Here’s the rest of the story.