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American Immigration Council

Rating: 4.85 stars   106 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Civil Rights, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration

Address:

1331 G Street, NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20005 USA

Mission:

The American Immigration Council (“Council”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.

Target demographics:

Immigration advocates and attorneys.

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

We use the courts to demand a fair judicial process for immigrants and to stand up for their rights. The Council works to achieve justice and fairness for immigrants under the law. The Council is highly respected for its willingness and ability to bring cutting-edge lawsuits that hold the government accountable for unlawful conduct and restrictive interpretations and implementation of the law. We use the facts to educate the public on the important and enduring contributions that immigrants make to America.The Council is a national leader in challenging the myths and misinformation that too often dominate the political and public debate around immigration. Through research and analysis, the Council promotes the development of fair and rational immigration policies that reflect fundamental American values. We use cultural exchange to connect American businesses with the global market of ideas and innovation.The Council sponsors interns and trainees for programs that secure the prosperity and cultural richness of a globally engaged society. Our experts provide direct support and training to participants, host communities, and attorneys involved in the Exchange Visitor Program. In all its work, the Council seeks out and promotes the problem-solvers and creative thinkers who can help us shape a more humane and fair approach to immigration—not only as a matter of law and policy, but also as a tool for continuing to protect and nourish the values of tolerance and dignity on which the United States was founded.

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Reviews for American Immigration Council

Rating: 5 stars  

AIC helps the public learn the "real" facts about the impact of our immigration laws and trends in their interpretation and actions by the immigration authorities. AIC helps by providing other attorneys resources to help them assist their clients, and also by reporting to the public about immigration topics. AIC helps eliminate stereotypes that are wrongly based or erroneous.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The American Immigration Council is my go-to organization for current immigration information. They provide great practice advisories and have lots of useful resources. Staff are energetic and knowledgeable.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

American Immigration Council does great work for the community and public.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I enjoy seeing informative articles and information disseminated to the community.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

They have been incredibly helpful with legal resources and with assistance to community members.

 
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The Council is *the* legal expert in the immigration space. Due to its relationship with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Council has access to the legal expertise and client base of more than 15,000 US immigration lawyers. The depth and breadth of their knowledge on immigration law is unparalleled. Unlike other nonprofits that deal with immigration law, the Council deals equally with removal and undocumented as well as employment based and legal immigration matters. Their American Heritage Awards highlight the contributions of immigrants in the US and their 5th grade writing contest encourages budding writers to engage in the immigration debate. The new executive director, Beth Werlin, is well placed to raise the profile of the Council and shift its revenue sources. She is a genius legal mind and litigator.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

American Immigration council is a great organization. They stand up and fight for the marginalized. With the current administration and the agenda they seek to pursue, The council is not backing down and giving a voice for a vunerable demographic.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After the election in 2016, we began to research ngo's which focused on helping immigrants and refugees. We settled on AIC as a leader in this area and have found them highly responsive. In addition, their routine communications about what is going on in the immigrant arena are extremely useful and we routinely forward on to others much of what they send us. We plan to contribute again to this worthy organization and encourage others to as well. Jessie and Jim Kingston

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is on the forefront of immigration policy and litigation. The Council is my go to source for objective, smart facts and statistics on immigration

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization that is doing great litigation work in the immigration community. The organization is critical in ensuring immigrant rights.

 
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