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Center on Immigration

The Center on Immigration at Cabrini University is an academic, nonpartisan organization that promotes immigrant justice through research, education, and advocacy.  

Consistent with the mission of Cabrini University and the legacy of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patroness of immigrants, the Center engages students and scholars in the pursuit of social justice to advance the human rights and human dignity of people in migration. The Center does this by engaging nationally and globally in three interrelated areas of focus:

Education and Advocacy
The Center sponsors interdisciplinary educational forums and symposia featuring scholars, activists, and service providers with the goal of influencing narratives pertaining to migration and promoting acceptance and inclusivity. In collaboration with community partners, it engages scholars and students in activism and advocacy at the local, national, and global level for migrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking. On a limited basis, direct legal representation is provided to low-income clients facing deportation or seeking citizenship.

Research and Scholarship
The Center cultivates communities of scholars, promotes original research, and facilitates faculty development. It seeks to be a leading resource for proposed solutions to the inherent problems in immigration law and policy. To that end, it fosters interdisciplinary collaboration—traversing the borders of traditional disciplines— and disseminates scholarly publications. The Center sponsors a colloquium series for migration scholars and supports presentations at national and international academic conferences.  

Legal Services—NEW THIS YEAR
The Center on Immigration has partnered with the Free Migration Project to provide legal services to immigrant students, faculty, and staff with various immigration statuses.

Free services:
  • Legal consultation
  • Assistance wtih DACA renewals and other processes
  • Legal updates and resources
To schedule an appointment for a free legal consultation on immigration-related issues, visit calendly.com/david-bennion/legal-meeting.