2022 American Heritage Awards

Brought to you by the American Immigration Council
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Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Location: Javits Convention Center, 445 11th Avenue, New York, NY

We have much to celebrate in 2022: a chance to come together again at the American Heritage Awards, a new American Immigration Council, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 75th anniversary.

This year the American Immigration Council’s American Heritage Awards is taking on a new look. We want you to be a part of an interactive celebration filled with music, entertainment, creative writing, and the arts as you explore all the valuable contributions immigrants bring to this nation. Together we will celebrate national heroes like our honorees—and unsung heroes like our immigration lawyers.

This special event celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of immigrants and their champions. We’ve come far and the road ahead is long. For one evening, we will take a moment to share our stories, reconnect, and celebrate this fantastic journey. You don’t want to miss the chance to be a part of it all.


Negin Farsad was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post and her TEDTalk on social justice comedy has been seen by millions.  

She is an author, podcast host, writer and director. Her documentary The Muslims Are Coming! with Jon Stewart and David Cross is available on Netflix.


Our 2022 American Heritage Awards Honoree, Edafe Okporo is a global gay rights activist, author and founder of Refuge America A refugee from Nigeria, Edafe works to “strengthen America as a place of welcome for displaced LGBTQ people.”

Learn more about Refuge America.

Food from Emma's Torch

Emma's Torch empowers refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking through culinary education. Learn more about their work at their website: emmastorch.org.


Register early for special ticket pricing!

Date Ticket Price
April 30 $100
May 1 $125
Onsite $150


Sponsorships are now available!

Our sponsorship opportunities are designed to recognize you and your company as leaders in the fight for immigration justice. We want to share your company’s voice and highlight your work because you understand the role business plays in social responsibility. Thank you for joining the American Immigration Council family.

Don't miss the chance to sponsor to get in front of:

Event Attendees

  • More than 750 immigration attorneys, advocates, and supporters of sensible, fair, and smart immigration.
  • A concentrated pool of AILA National members attending Annual Conference and celebrating AILA's 75th anniversary.
  • Friends of the New American Economy meeting the American Immigration Council in person for the first time.

The Far-Reaching American Immigration Council Audience

  • A database of more than 60,000 people reading our emails, blog, and weekly newsletter.
  • More than 175,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Networks of our Board of Governors, AILA National's Board of Governors, and high-profile honorees.
  • The New American Economy audience of over 50,000 subscribers and social media followers.

Thank you to our partners!

More information, including program updates and COVID-19 protocols, will be released closer to the event. All proceeds support our mission of promoting a fair, just, and welcoming immigration system

Check out last year's American Heritage Awards


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