About the Legal Action Center
The Legal Action Center (LAC) is the litigation and legal resources arm of the American Immigration Council. The LAC’s mission is to protect the legal and constitutional rights of noncitizens, and to ensure that immigration law is interpreted and implemented in a manner that is sensible and humane. To this end, the LAC engages in impact litigation, including appearing as amicus curiae, before administrative tribunals and federal courts in significant immigration cases on targeted legal issues. The LAC also works with other immigrants’ rights organizations and immigration attorneys across the country to promote the just and fair administration of our immigration laws. In addition, the LAC is one of the leading providers of litigation-related legal resources for immigration advocates, including in-depth practice advisories, trainings and litigation meetings.
To learn more about the American Immigration Council, please see our organizational brochure.
Hold CBP Accountable
actions taken across the country in an ongoing effort to establish accountability and transparency of one of the fastest growing agencies in the United States.
Administrative Relief Resource Center
Learn how individuals can prepare for administrative relief, find legal assistance and community education resource, and ways that you can help immigrants and immigrant-serving organizations.
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