Rich André

Senior Policy Advisor, State and Local Initiatives

Rich André is the Senior Policy Advisor for State and Local Initiatives at the American Immigration Council. In this role, he advises state government officials on their immigration policies, including COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, Afghan refugee resettlement, and federal advocacy. Rich previously served as Deputy Director of State and Local Initiatives at New American Economy. Before joining NAE, he managed the NYCitizenship program at the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, where he also launched Cities for Action, a national coalition of more than 150 mayors advocating for sensible immigration reform. Rich holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Amherst College. 

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