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

IMMIGRANT PATHWAY Institute 2015: Atlanta, GA
November 30 – December 4, 2015

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



Camden, NJ

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


Chicago, IL

Six-Day Immigration Training
November 11 – 18, 2015
(no training Sat or Sun)


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


Baltimore, MD

40 Hour Basic Immigration Law Training
Elizabeth, NJ
October 19 – 23, 2015

World Relief
Coordinator: Brittany Gwynn
(443) 451-1992


Los Angeles


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


New York, NY (Metro)

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


Pembroke Pines, FL

Basic Immigration Law Fall Institute
October 19 – 23, 2015
14331 SW 72 Street
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