Application: Students should submit their resume, list of references, and a brief writing sample as one pdf document to Jason Hernandez at Jason.email@example.com by May 5, 2023. Finalists will be interviewed the week of May 15, 2023, and we anticipate making final selection by May 22, 2023.
Alexis Torres Machado (a.k.a. ATM) the author of the song “For My Immigrants,” is an undocumented immigrant from Uruguay. He is currently a DACA recipient and is a theater major and senior at Rutgers University-Newark. He found out he was undocumented at a very young age, like most children. He worked in collaboration with Newest Americans, who knew the song “ha[d] the potential to become an anthem for undocumented youth across the country,” as stated on their website. The music video rallied friends and family of ATM to be in the video with him. They include Marisol Conde-Hernandez, a Rutgers […]
On February 7, 2019, the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice, in co-sponsorship with the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) and Rutgers-Newark APALSA held a Film Screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. In the wake of 2008 financial crisis, Abacus Federal Savings Bank was the only bank criminally indicted and accused of mortgage fraud by the District Attorney of Manhattan, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Abacus catered to the Chinese immigrant community, and was founded by Thomas Sung, who migrated at the age of 16 to the United States, attended law school, and eventually moved […]
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice (CILPJ) held a panel titled, Colloquium of Sanctuary: “Providing Sanctuary for Immigrant Families”. The event was well attended by students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Professor Villazor provided opening remarks and introduced the Center’s two fellows Alma Godinez-Navarro and Melgily Valdez. Marco Antonio Castillo from Red de Pueblos Nacionales/Global Exchange spoke about his experience reuniting families who have spent years away from each other even when tragedy strikes. His organization provides resources and support to families in Mexico who would like to visit their family […]