The Undergraduate Certificate in Immigration Legal Services is a humanities-based interdisciplinary Certificate program providing students the training to be accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals in the U.S. Department of Justice to prepare immigration documents and represent non-citizens. The program is designed for students who join the staff of an ongoing center and students who plan to start a center with immigration services and provides the following capabilities:
Throughout the history of the United States, millions of immigrants have come in search of freedom, safety, opportunity, and a better life. Many immigrants remain undocumented because they can't afford the services of an immigration attorney, or they become the victims of immigration services scams. Immigrant Legal Service nonprofit organizations help immigrants from all over the world navigate the complex U.S. immigration process. The Undergraduate Certificate in Immigration Legal Services equips non-attorney students to obtain accreditation by the US Board of Immigration Appeals to serve immigrants in BIA-recognized legal service centers. In addition, the program equips students to work with faith-based organizations to establish BIA-recognized immigrant legal service centers in their local communities.