Support center founded in 1980, legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations and technical support and training to in immigration law, constitutional law, and complex and class action litigation.
Organization Website

Twitter: @ctr4humanrights
Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, Northern California, Southern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Civil Rights, Human Rights, Trafficking
Acronym or short name: CHCRL

CHCRL’s work currently focuses on the following: 1. Federal litigation in support of abused, abandoned, and neglected immigrant and refugee children eligible to legalize status as Special Immigrant Juveniles. 2. Enforcing the rights of children detained pending deportation or removal to appropriate placement and services. 3. Federal litigation involving efforts by state and local governments to enforce federal immigration laws. 4. Litigation, legislative advocacy and policy analysis to address the rights of immigrants to state driver’s licenses. 5. Protecting the rights of immigrant survivors of crime, human trafficking, and domestic violence. We also work in other areas of law and policy identified as priorities by IOLTA-recipients.

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law


News Story

Judge orders prompt release of immigrant children from detention

Cindy Carcamo
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 22, 2015
Judge Dolly Gee ruled that children should not be held for more than 72 hours unless they are a significant flight risk or a danger to themselves and others. Federal officials have until October 23 to comply.

News Story

Detained immigrant mothers and children trapped in legal limbo

Cindy Carcamo, Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 7, 2015
Immigrant advocates took action against the federal administration's policy of detaining families before their immigration proceedings in unhealthy conditions at large detention centers.

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