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El Centro de Immigracion

Identifier: LCA-09-01-006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between El Centro de Immigracion and the Law Center administration, and El Centro's published monitoring reports.


  • 1976 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

Series 1 (Correspondence) open with permission of the Dean of the Law Center or his/her designee.

Biographical / Historical

El Centro de Immigracion was founded in the Fall of 1976 by Spanish-speaking students from the Southwestern United States. The creation of the organization was related to dealing with the mistreatment of undocumented workers in the United States. The chief function of the organization was to monitor the progress of legislative bills (state and U.S.), Federal and Supreme Court decisions, Board of Immigration Appeals (Interim decisions) and Executive decisions. El Centro published a monitoring report which surveyed the latest developments in immigration law. The organization was student run and operated with the aid of small grants from foundations and private sources.


.75 linear feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 half-Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Two series: (1) Correspondence (2) Publications. Both series arranged chronologically.

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Repository Details

Part of the Law Center Archives Repository

Georgetown University Law Library
111 G. Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001