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June 12, 2024
The American Immigration Council will honor Angela Du, a 5th grader attending the Chapin School in New York City, with its 27th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest, which explores the immigrant experience.
June 12, 2024
The American Immigration Council will honor an activist and a DACAmented immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a law firm founder and leading expert in immigration law, with its 2024 Immigration Impact Award.
June 5, 2024
The U.S. government needs to be able to quickly and fairly sort out migrants who have a valid asylum claim, but instead of investing in U.S. ports of entry, immigration courts, or more options for legal migration, the order focuses on harsh and arbitrary turnbacks.
June 5, 2024
A new analysis of 2022 U.S. census data highlights how, amidst the Biden administration's recent actions to limit asylum access along the U.S.-Mexico border, and in the context of ramped-up anti-immigrant rhetoric during this year’s presidential campaign, immigrants are helping make the United States a more prosperous and economically booming country.
May 22, 2024
On May 22, a federal court blocked a section of a draconian anti-immigrant law passed by Govenor Ron DeSantis's government in Florida.
May 9, 2024
Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit today to block SF 2340, one of the worst, most far-reaching immigration laws ever passed in the state of Iowa.
April 9, 2024
A new civil rights complaint filed on behalf of a group of transgender and non-binary individuals describes the routine abuse they endured at an ICE detention center in Aurora, Colorado.
March 19, 2024
SB4 is cruel, inhumane, and clearly unconstitutional.
March 19, 2024
A new report sheds light on Border Patrol's use of racial profiling when targeting Latinos in northern Ohio.
March 5, 2024
The Ad Council, American Immigration Council and the Team Up Project collaborate to encourage welcoming actions in communities across the country.
February 26, 2024
A new research report by the American Immigration Council underscores the crucial role immigrants play in the Houston area’s economy, finding that immigrants paid $16 billion in taxes and exceeded $50 billion in spending power in 2021.
February 13, 2024
On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the House Republican majority chose to continue efforts to impeach the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, holding another vote which passed, 214 to 213.
February 5, 2024
On Sunday night, a bipartisan group of senators released the “Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024." Jeremy Robbins, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, responds to this controversial legislation that faces an uncertain future.
January 22, 2024
As some Republican lawmakers continue to hold security assistance to Ukraine hostage in exchange for major policy reforms to restrict immigration, immigrant rights advocates and policy experts held a press call today to outline the anticipated harms of several Trump-era policies under consideration in the Senate
January 8, 2024
A federal judge in Seattle issued an order approving a settlement agreement providing protections for detained asylum seekers who face prolonged delays before being screened to apply for protection from persecution and torture.
December 7, 2023
The Map The Impact interactive tool provides state and local immigration data and reports information on demographics, population size, economic contributions, as well as data on undocumented immigrants and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in the state.
December 7, 2023
The lawsuit focuses on the provisions outlined in Section 10 of the law, which criminalizes the transportation of individuals into Florida who may have entered the country unlawfully and have not been “inspected” by the federal government since.
December 7, 2023
A new report, New Americans in Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties, released today by the American Immigration Council—in partnership with the City of South Bend, South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership and Welcoming Michiana, a program of the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County—highlights the crucial role immigrants play in the region’s labor force, business creation, and consumer spending power.
November 27, 2023

Inhumane practices. Open-air detention sites. Family separations.

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