American Immigration Council

Washington, DC

American Immigration Council
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American Immigration Council


American Immigration Council is a nonprofit focused on litigation or support of litigation. With $7.5m in revenue and 39 employees, it is a mid-sized organization. Founded in 1989, American Immigration Council is headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 82% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $5.5m.

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American Immigration Council


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Mission and Work


The mission of the American IMMIGRATION COUNCIL is to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how americans think about and act towards immigration now and in the future.

Legal Department

$1.1m annual program spend • The legal department works to advance fundamental fairness in U.S. immigration law and to protect the constitutional and legal rights of noncitizens. In pursuit of its mission, the legal department has established itself as a leader in litigation, information-sharing, and collaboration among immigration litigators across the country. The legal department works with other immigrants' rights, civil rights and human rights organizations and immigration attorneys throughout the united states to promote the just and fair administration of our immigration laws and the accountability of immigration agencies.

Policy Department

$1.2m annual program spend • The council's policy department is the policy and research arm of the council. It is dedicated to producing and supporting research and analysis about the contributions made to America by immigrants and immigration, particularly focusing on the economic and social contributions made possible by a well regulated immigration policy. The policy department publishes fact sheets, perspectives pieces and special reports. The policy department also works to disseminate its studies and papers to a broad audience of both national policymakers and media and local opinion leaders in cities throughout the country. Congressional briefings, press conferences, and symposia are also used to present our findings to the public.

Cultural Exchnge Program (Cep)

$849k annual program spend • The cultural exchange program(cep) promotes the understanding of temporary immigration and participation in the global economy by sponsoring j-1 visas for international trainees and interns at U.S. Businesses of all sizes. Designated by the U.S. department of state to offer an exchange visitor program, the cep facilitates emerging professionals to develop career enhancing skills at U.S. companies to use in their home countries. The participating businesses and institutions will, in turn, benefit from exposure to varying cultures in the countries into which they are operating or into which they are expanding. Short term outbound programs periodically offer americans interested in learning about international immigration and human rights issues, the opportunity to participate in overseas study tours to gain new perspectives on these vital issues.

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Looking for state specific immigration data and facts? Select a state to view one of our Fact Sheets.

Deportations of parents and family members have serious consequences that affect children and extend to communities and the country as a whole.

Expedited removal is a process by which low-level immigration officers can quickly deport certain noncitizens who are undocumented or have committed fraud or misrepresentation. 

Before admission to the United States, each refugee must undergo an extensive interviewing, screening, and security clearance process. They go on to contribute to our communities and our economy.


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