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American Immigration Council Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/05/2013: American Immigration Council

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL

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AKA  AILF
Washington, DC
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American Immigration Council Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/05/2013: American Immigration Council

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL

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Also Known As: AILF
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20005 3141
EIN: 52-1549711
Web URL: www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
V Social Science Research Institutes
V26 Law, International Law, and Jurisprudence
Ruling Year: 1989 


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Mission Statement

The American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) was established in 1987 as an IRS designated 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational, charitable organization. Our mission is to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how Americans think about and act towards immigration now and in the future. The American Immigration Council exists to promote the prosperity and cultural richness of our diverse nation by: Educating citizens about the enduring contributions of America's immigrants; Standing up for sensible and humane immigration policies that reflect American values; Insisting that our immigration laws be enacted and implemented in a way that honors fundamental constitutional and human rights; Working tirelessly to achieve justice and fairness for immigrants under the law. The American Immigration Council believes that the dignity of the individual knows no boundary. Our nation's moral and ethical values must be reflected in the way we welcome immigrants.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $2,942,528
Total Expenses $2,522,168

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Mr. Benjamin Johnson

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Programs

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Budget:
$1,945,566
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Program Description:

The American Immigration Council has four main program areas, the Legal Action Center, the Community Education Center, the Immigration Policy Center and the International Exchange Center. The Legal Action Center (LAC) of the American Immigration Council advocates for fundamental fairness in U.S. immigration law. To this end, the LAC engages in impact litigation(http://www.legalactioncenter.org/litigation-advocacy) and appears as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before administrative tribunals and federal courts in significant immigration cases on targeted legal issues. We also provide resources to lawyers(http://www.legalactioncenter.org/litigation-clearinghouse) litigating immigration cases and serve as a point of contact for lawyers conducting or contemplating immigration litigation. The LAC also works with other immigrants’ rights organizations and immigration attorneys across the United States to promote the just and fair administration of our immigration laws.  The Community Education Center (CEC) strives to promote a better understanding of immigrants and immigration by providing educational resources(http://www.communityeducationcenter.org/community-education-center-resources) that inspire thoughtful dialogue, creative teaching and critical thinking.  Dedicated to the American values of fairness, social justice and respect for all people, the Center is committed to making immigration an “everybody issue.”  The Center also highlights the positive contributions immigrants have made and continue to make to American society through its programmatic work.  The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy in U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policy makers. IPC staff regularly serves as experts to leaders on Capitol Hill, opinion-makers and the media. IPC, formed in 2003 is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office.  The International Exchange Center (IEC) creates educational resources and opportunities that recognize our immigrant heritage. Dedicated to respecting, valuing, and celebrating cultural differences, the International Exchange Center programs create a synergy of the best ideas from many cultures for the benefit of all.

Program Long-Term Success:

Publication of four major policy reports, including: The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Accomplishments of 2012   1. Obtained the release of key documents regarding H-1B fraud investigations by USCIS and DHS. 2. Published new practice advisories that offer strategic insight and advice on timely issues so that immigration attorneys may better represent their clients. 3. Taught hundreds of 5th graders about immigration through our annual "Celebrate America" Creative Writing Contest. 4. Guided over 200 high school students as they explored immigration issues on their own communities as they design service-learning projects 5. Provided much needed resources that educators and parents can use to introduce their children to the world of immigration.   To read more on our yearly accomplishments, please visit: http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/yearly-accomplishments
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