The mission of the National Immigration Litigation Alliance is to realize systemic change in the immigrant rights’ arena by engaging in impact litigation and by building the capacity of social justice attorneys to litigate in federal court.
NILA is dedicated to championing the rights of noncitizens, or those perceived to be noncitizens, and to elevating the capacity and quality of the lawyers who represent them. Our team has more than 50 years of collective experience in litigation on behalf of immigrants’ rights, including national and regional class actions, petitions for review, habeas actions, mandamus suits, damages litigation, and litigation under the Freedom of Information Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.
Impact and Transparency
NILA’s impact litigation seeks to extend and/or enforce the rights of noncitizens or to eliminate systemic obstacles noncitizens and their immigration counsel routinely face. Our transparency litigation seeks to shed light on government policies and practices. We also file amicus briefs to assist federal courts in their consideration of key legal issues.
NILA believes in learning by doing and that attorneys are stronger together. We understand that federal court litigation can be daunting for new as well as experienced attorneys. Our program allows existing counsel to hone their litigation skills while having the legal expertise and support to present the strongest case possible. To read what our co-counsel say about us, click the link below.
Strategic Assistance and Pleading Review Programs
Immigration law is complex and often hard to navigate. NILA attorneys provide a range of strategic assistance, including individual case analysis and answering questions related to federal court litigation procedure or strategy. We also can provide pleading review. To join NILA, click the link below.
Support NILA’s Mission of Elevating Immigrant Rights and Legal Representation
Interested in supporting NILA’s mission, and helping us champion immigrants’ rights and empower the immigration bar?
NILA is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to NILA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN #L 84-4675622.
Meet Our Team
SENIOR STAFF Attorney
Special Projects Advisor
NYU Public Interest Fellow
Meet Our Advisory Committee
Immigrant LEGAL DEFENSE
Marc Van Der Hout
VAN DER HOUT LLP
Founder, Van Der Hout LLP
Senior Director, HIAS Policy Center
Garcia & Garcia
Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
President, The Clinic at Sharma-Crawford,
Author, Aaliyah the Brave
American Bar association
Director, Children’s Immigration Law Academy
GROSSMAN YOUNG & HAMMOND
ARNOLD & PORTER
Pro Bono Counsel
National Immigration Litigation Alliance, Inc.
10 Griggs Terrace, Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: (617) 819-4649