National Immigration Law Center

National Immigration Law Center
Founded: 1979

To defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families.

About the Organization:
Founded in 1979, the is the only national legal advocacy organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to protecting the rights of low-income immigrants. The organization engages in impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and coalition building and also provides education, training, and pro bono technical assistance to lawyers, civil rights groups, community and labor organizers, labor unions, service providers, and others interested in understanding the immigration system.

Current Programs:
NILC engages in litigation to defend the fundamental and constitutional rights of all Americans, including low-income immigrants and their families. Cases include class-action lawsuits challenging anti-immigrant laws in , , , , , and . The organization also works to protect in immigration enforcement cases, , and immigrants' access to and .

NILC's education and training activities include periodic national and regional trainings for advocates and service providers across the country and the publication of policy analyses, articles, and community education materials.

Web Site:
Visitors to the site can download  related to immigrants' rights, as well as toolkits, analyses, and other ; sign up for focused on , , , , and ; and learn how to  for immigrants' rights or  to the organization.

The National Immigration Law Center is supported by foundations and individuals, contributions from other nonprofits and corporations, and earned income from attorney fees, publications, and trainings. 

Contact: Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director
Phone: (202) 216-0261