Basic Immigration Law Course

Several training centers throughout the U.S. conduct the Basic Immigration Law course, which is built on a curriculum developed by the ILRC and utilizes our publication, A Guide for Immigration Advocates. Please contact the sites below for questions related to course overviews, dates, and registration.

Enrollment Advisory: Trainings described on this page are primarily intended for legal professionals who work for non-profit agencies seeking BIA accreditation. Where appropriate, the organizers of each training may determine additional admission standards that include paralegal students, legal advocates, service professionals and attorneys in private practice.  Please consult directly with the host of the course to find out more details.



Akron, PA


Mennonite Central Committee, U.S.
Instructor: Saulo Padilla
(717) 859-1151


Minneapolis, MN

July 25-29, 2016
Awakening Church
Colorado Springs, CO

Immigrant Hope
Coordinator: Karla Hannant
(612) 516-5422



Camden, NJ

Camden Center for Social Justice
Instructor: Carole Wood
(856) 583-2950


Chicago, IL

August 10 – 17, 2016
ICIRR conference room
55 East Jackson, suite 2075 (SE corner of Jackson & Wabash)

Illinois Coalition for Immig/Refugee Rts
Instructor: Fred Tsao
(312) 332-7360 x213


Baltimore, MD

October 10-14, 2016
Manassas Baptist Church
Manassas, VA

World Relief
Coordinator: Sarah Bankard

Los Angeles


Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Instructor: Greg Simons
(213) 353-3919


Nashville, TN



Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Contact: Camila Fyler


New York, NY (Metro)

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Program Assistant: Melissa DeLury
(646) 664-8609


Pembroke Pines, FL




Abundant Living Ministries (ALM) Immigration Services
Contact: Frances Thomas
(954) 680-2500 Ext. 41

San Diego, CA


Southwestern Community College
Instructor: Kathy Mautino & Donald Sheppard


Boston, MA


Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
105 Chauncy Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Contact: Sarang Sekhavat

(617) 350-5480 x212