By joining the legal and litigation work, federal policy expertise, and innovative work on belonging from the Council with the research, state and local policy work, and arts and culture programming from NAE, the newly combined organization will have a broad suite of advocacy tools to better expand and protect the rights of immigrants, more fully ensure immigrants’ ability to succeed economically, and help make the communities they settle in more welcoming.

There are many challenges facing immigrants in America, and Congress continues to be frustrated in its attempts to modernize our outdated immigration system. The advocacy tools and networks the two organizations are bringing are complementary, and the merger will help each of the respective bodies of work have more impact. The Council’s litigation will be strengthened by NAE’s research and state and local networks; NAE’s work changing policy to support immigrants at the local level will be supported by the more than 12,000 pro bono advocates who have volunteered for the Council’s Immigration Justice Campaign, among many other synergies.

Together, the two organizations will focus on:

  • Protecting a robust set of rights to help immigrants secure their place in American society.
  • Providing real and meaningful access to counsel to exercise those rights.
  • Ensuring immigrants and the communities that welcome them succeed economically, socially, and culturally.
  • Showing how immigration benefits all Americans, through original research, policy analysis, and storytelling.


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