Last updated on: 12/10/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“This bill [SB 744] offers an eventual path to citizenship to those who are here unlawfully, provides for heightened border security measures, and also reforms certain aspects of family and employment based visas. The ILRC joins other advocates in applauding this important first step towards modernizing our broken immigration system, but more work must be done to ensure that this legislation is fair, inclusive of all families, and consistent with American values of justice.”

Immigrant Legal Resource Center, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” ilrc.org (accessed May 18, 2016)

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

“The Immigrant Legal Resource Center was founded in 1979 by Bill Hing, a well-known immigrant rights advocate who recognized the developing need for expert technical assistance in immigration law and policy… Bill served as the organization’s first Executive Director on a volunteer basis from 1979 to 2000. The ILRC is a national resource center that provides trainings, materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. As a legal services organization, we train lawyers and paralegals on ever-changing and complex immigration law. We develop leadership by encouraging immigrants to play leading roles in confronting and reshaping the laws and policies that perpetuate racial, economic and social injustice. And we educate and empower those in the immigrant community so that they may organize and advocate for the rights and privileges that best define our democratic traditions.”

“About ILRC,” www.ilrc.org (accessed July 26, 2007)

Mission:

“The ILRC works with immigrants and citizens to make critical legal assistance and social services accessible to all, regardless of income, and to build a society that values diversity and respects the dignity and rights of all people.”

“About ILRC,” www.ilrc.org (accessed July 26, 2007)

Other:
501 (c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?