Advisory Council on Immigration Policy (ACIP)

The UCLA Advisory Council on Immigration Policy (ACIP) was established in March 2017 to analyze new federal immigration policies and their potential harmful impact on the UCLA campus community. The council is comprised of students, administrators, staff and faculty across campus departments and schools. In October 2017, Dr. Abel Valenzuela was appointed as Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Immigration Policy and chair of ACIP. In this role, he leads the efforts of ACIP to support those negatively impacted by immigration policy changes on campus. 

In 2017, ACIP produced a wide-ranging report that offers recommendations for addressing the needs of our community of international and immigrant students, researchers, staff and faculty.

Since its establishment, ACIP has coordinated numerous educational events, legal clinics, and has participated in various workshops, teach-ins, and panels focused on pressing immigration local, state, and national policy changes.

ACIP is housed and administered within the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and is led by Abel Valenzuela and Jenny Tom.


ACIP is involved is involved in the following projects at UCLA focused on connecting immigration advocates, creating a more inclusive campus environment, and lifting up the stories of immigrant students.

UndocuAlly Network

The UndocuAlly Network aims to unify numerous advocates including administrators, professors, students, alumni groups, student organizations, and community partners to create an inventory of entities that are committed to make our campus a more welcoming place for undocuscholars and to create an undocufriendly, inclusive campus culture.

UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact

UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact is a multimedia traveling exhibit that illuminates the role of UCLA and its alumni in advancing equity and equality in America. The exhibit is anchored by the stories of present and former Bruins who have advanced and shaped social justice movements.

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