Beth Werlin

Executive Director
Beth Werlin

Beth Werlin is the Executive Director of the American immigration Council. She leads the Council’s efforts to promote sensible and humane immigration policies and to achieve justice and fairness for all immigrants under the laws.  She previously served as Policy Director from 2015-2016 and in a variety of positions on the Council’s legal team from 2001-2015. Over her career, she has worked to protect the rights of noncitizens and to ensure that the immigration agencies are held accountable for violations of the law.  She has represented plaintiffs and amicus curiae in immigration litigation in the federal courts and before the Board of Immigration Appeals and is the author of numerous practice advisories.  She was NAPIL (Equal Justice Works) fellow and before that was a judicial law clerk at the immigration court in Boston, Massachusetts.  Beth earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A. from Tufts University. 

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