American Immigration Council Welcomes Dara Lind as Senior Fellow

January 4, 2023
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January 4, 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2022 The American Immigration Council (Council) welcomes Dara Lind as its new Senior Fellow. In her new role, Lind will collaborate with the Council’s various programs in developing strategy and external communications to unpack complex information for the general public, decision-makers, and the media 

Based in Washington D.C., Lind will play a central role in research, analysis, and rapid response and assist in creating new publications analyzing emerging issues in immigration policy for the Council, which has recently completed a merger with New American Economy.  

Lind has extensive reporting experience covering immigration policy for ProPublica and Vox and cohosting the Vox podcast "The Weeds." She has covered immigration in some form since the end of the George W. Bush administration. She has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Yale University. 

Council Executive Director Jeremy Robbins stated,

As we enter a new year, we are delighted to welcome Dara to the team. She brings with her vast knowledge and expertise from within the journalism and advocacy community. Her understanding of the immigration law and policy landscape is unparalleled and will strengthen our efforts and embolden our mission. Her expertise will allow us to better educate and advocate for the immigration laws and policies that our nation needs to succeed. The addition of her talents to our outstanding staff will benefit our stakeholders and the communities where they live and work.” 

Lind said,

A better immigration system can’t be built until people understand the current immigration systemand so many existing institutions are getting less effective at communicating how policy works to the public. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Council and help ensure it remains the clearinghouse for accessible and accurate information and insight on this issue. Let’s get to work.” 


For more information, contact:  Brianna Dimas 210-639-5587 [email protected] 

The American Immigration Council is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor America’s proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience. In January 2022, the Council and New American Economy merged to combine 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. Follow the latest Council news and information on and Twitter @immcouncil.  

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