Last updated on: 6/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Undocumented immigrants are like the rest of us. They are good workers, good parents, and good neighbors. And they would make good Americans, but our broken immigration system prevents that from happening. Over one-third of undocumented immigrants have lived and worked in the U.S. for 10 years or more. They belong to 6.6 million families that include 3 million U.S. citizens. About 94 percent of the men have jobs. They add billions of dollars to the economy every year. As a nation of immigrants, and a nation of laws, we owe it to ourselves to create an immigration system that is good for families, good for business, and good for America. Learn more about immigration reform.”

“Doting father, loving husband, U.S. taxpayer… illegal immigrant,” AILF Service Announcement Ads (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) was established in 1987 as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational, charitable organization.”

“About AILF,” www.ailf.org (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

Mission:

“The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society, and to advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants. Working closely with leading immigration experts throughout the country, AILF has established four core program areas: Legal Action Center; Immigration Policy Center; Public Education Program; and the AILF Exhibit Hall in Washington.”

“About AILF,” www.ailf.org (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Pose a Terrorist Threat to the United States?