National Immigration Law Center
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Our mission is to defend & advance the rights & opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.

Immigration Reform


THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IN THE United States is in desperate need of reform in order to meet the nation’s societal, cultural, and economic needs. NILC staff promote ways to advance just and humane immigration reform policies that are in line with our country’s core values. NILC has played a leadership role spearheading the federal legislative campaign for the DREAM Act, which would provide young people who were brought to this country as children with the path to citizenship and access to higher education so they can continue contributing fully to the only country they know. Ultimately, NILC’s goals are centered on promoting the full integration of all immigrants into U.S. society.

How the President Can Stop Deportations
Also known as: administrative relief, or executive authority to stop deportations and provide immigration relief, or prosecutorial discretion

Immigration Reform 2013-2014

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Victims of Trafficking | U-Visas

Immigration Reform Bills & Proposals Pre-2013