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.

Litigation

Compose

NILC ENGAGES IN IMPACT LITIGATION to defend the constitutional rights of low-income immigrants and thereby ensure that all of our fundamental rights are protected. NILC has created a strong line of defense against anti-immigrant laws that threaten to undermine immigrant families’ constitutional rights and undermine our country’s values of fairness and justice. NILC attorneys have filed class-action lawsuits to block anti-immigrant laws across the country, including in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, and Utah.

NILC also fights to protect due process rights for immigrants caught by the immigration enforcement dragnet, and to shed light on tactics used by law enforcement officials who engage in immigration enforcement activities.

Immigration Enforcement
Challenges to state laws enacted in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Utah. (Also, litigation against laws or policies in Farmers Branch, TX, and Orleans Parish, LA.)

Workers' Rights

Detention and Removal
Specifically: Orantes-Hernandez v. Holder

Access to Driver’s Licenses
Challenges to state policies that would deny driver's licenses to people granted deferred action under the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Access to Legal Status

Access to Education