The mission of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota's Pro Bono Litigation Project is to promote fairness in our immigration system through strategic litigation. A special focus is given to appeals to federal courts in cases that have the potential to benefit significant numbers of immigrants living in Minnesota. The project engages volunteer attorneys from area law firms in impact litigation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Federal District Court, the United States Supreme Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
In addition, the project provides attorneys with important educational resources and technical support aimed to improve the quality of representation available to immigrants who must litigate their cases in the federal courts.
Use the menu on the left to read more about our project. The Litigation Hightlights page features ILCM's most recent litigation pro bono efforts. The Eighth Circuit Litigation page includes summaries and analysis of recent Eighth Circuit immigration opinions, with links to briefs and other pleadings. You can also visit our special web page devoted to Gang-Based Asylum Litigation for the most recent developments from the federal courts.