USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Immigrant Children Lawyers Network

What is the Immigrant Children Lawyers Network?
The Immigrant Children Lawyers Network (ICLN) is a group of accredited representatives, attorneys, and those providing technical assistance to accredited representatives and lawyers of immigrant children. The ICLN was formed after the April 2006 "Children on their Own" conference in El Paso, Texas, brought together advocates, government officials, and private and public service providers for immigrant children. ICLN seeks to ensure the highest levels of representation for immigrant children, coordinate advocacy efforts, and share information from across the country.

Who can participate?
Any professional who provides direct legal representation or works on policy issues related to immigrant children before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and those who provide technical assistance to these representatives may participate.

Please email probono[at], explaining the type of work you do, where you work, and how your work involves representing or advocating on behalf of immigrant children.

ICLN Conference Calls
The ICLN hosts nationwide conference calls and invites interested individuals to participate. Calls are typically scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. EST. We conduct two types of ICLN calls:

  • RESTRICTED CALLS - For discussion of case matters.  Open only to those directly representing immigrant child clients.

Working Groups
On an ad-hoc basis, the ICLN will establish working groups to suit the goals and interests of the participants. Each working group will define its own activities. Opportunities will be available for working groups to present during nationwide conference calls. We invite those interested to join!

Recent Calls
For notes on past calls contact probono[at]

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