James H. Binger Center for New Americans
The University of Minnesota Law School's James H. Binger Center for New Americans expands urgently needed legal services for noncitizens, pursues litigation to improve our nation’s immigration laws, and supports noncitizens in the region through education and community outreach.
Designed in partnership with leading area law firms and non-profit immigration legal services, the Center is the only program of its kind in the U.S. and is home to three dynamic clinics and an integrated education and outreach program that offer students hands-on educational experiences:
- Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic: improves and transforms U.S. immigration law through collaborative impact litigation in the federal courts.
- Detainee Rights Clinic: defends the rights of indigent noncitizens incarcerated by the Department of Homeland Security.
- Immigration and Human Rights Clinic: represents asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries.
- Rural Immigrant Access Clinic: provides legal assistance to the immigrants living and working in rural communities, where access to immigration attorneys is limited.
- Education and Outreach: educates noncitizens about their legal rights and trains lawyers to provide high quality pro bono legal services.