The American Immigration Council Grieves the Passing of Dale M. Schwartz 

August 31, 2021

WASHINGTON-We are grieved to learn of the sudden passing of Dale Schwartz who died peacefully on August 27. Dale was a member of a visionary group of leaders at the American Immigration Lawyers Association who co-founded the American Immigration Council in 1987. His hope was to create a companion non-profit that would advance the cause of immigrant rights in the courts, on Capitol Hill, and in the town square.

Dale was a courageous and tireless advocate for immigrants, refugees, and those without a voice. Dale lent his big heart, jovial voice, and adroit leadership skills to a plethora of organizations. He also served as President of JF&CS Atlanta, National Board Chair of HIAS, Atlanta Board Chair and National Commissioner at ADL, President of American Immigration Lawyers Association, and founder of the Young Democrats chapter at the University of Georgia.

Dale's passing leaves a great hole in the hearts of many. He was a leader, advocate, mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend. But most importantly, he was a son, brother, husband, father, and proud grandfather.

We will continue our work at the American Immigration Council in ways that honor his dream and legacy.

Dale’s full obituary can be found here.

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