Emily Creighton

Legal Director, Transparency

Emily Creighton is the Legal Director, Transparency at the American Immigration Council. She oversees the Council's transparency-related impact litigation, amicus briefs, practice advisories, and advocacy, including maintaining an active docket of Freedom of Information Act cases. She seeks to uncover agency records that will advance litigation, advocacy, and research efforts to combat abuses and unlawful enforcement tactics, promote fair removal processes, and expose unlawful adjudications of immigration benefits. She also seeks to strengthen collaboration among organizations involved in transparency in the immigration space. Previously, she served as the Deputy Legal Director at the Council and the Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Programs at the CIS Ombudsman’s Office. Before that, she was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Council and engaged in impact litigation in federal court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Emily holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from Boston College.

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