American Immigration Council Welcomes Alex Miller as Director of Immigration Justice Campaign

American Immigration Council Welcomes Alex Miller as Director of Immigration Justice Campaign

July 13, 2022
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July 13, 2022

WASHINGTONThe American Immigration Council welcomes Alex Miller as the director of the Immigration Justice Campaign. In this role, she will support the strategic vision and advocacy goals of the Immigration Justice Campaign and oversee volunteer recruitment, pro bono placement, and pro bono mentoring.

Miller is based in Tucson, Arizona and joins the American Immigration Council from the International Rescue Committee in Arizona, where she directed their programs for asylum seekers and families. She started her legal career as an associate at White & Case LLP and more recently spearheaded the Border Action Team at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, where she and her team represented and advocated for migrants at the border in Nogales, Sonora and in the detention centers in Eloy and Florence, Arizona.

Miller received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.S.F.S from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

American Immigration Council Executive Director Jeremy Robbins stated, “We proudly welcome Alex Miller to the American Immigration Council. She is a tremendous addition to our team. Her unique experience and expertise supporting migrants at the border will help us strengthen the important work the organization does to build a more fair and just immigration system, one that offers protection to those in need, especially those facing immediate risk of deportation. She will grow the work of the Immigration Justice Campaign and expand our reach.”

Access to legal counsel is a core American value and is the cornerstone of the American justice system. However, the United States has a deportation system that lacks fairness and basic due process. Every day the enforcement dragnet is widening. It detains immigrants in remote locations, limits their access to information and legal services, and yet expedites their deportation. At the same time, more than 80% of detained immigrants are unrepresented by counsel, and only about one-third of immigration attorneys practice deportation defense.

The Immigration Justice Campaign is an initiative between the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. It seeks to change the playing field by preparing lawyers to be cutting-edge defenders of and advocates for immigrants facing deportation. There are thousands of attorneys across the country, both inside and outside the immigration bar, who are looking for opportunities to be part of this effort. The Immigration Justice Campaign recruits volunteers from all fields.

Learn more about the Immigration Justice Campaign here.

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For more information, contact:

Maria Frausto at the American Immigration Council at [email protected] or 202-507-7526.

Media Contact

Brianna Dimas, Director of Strategic Communications
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