American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council, established in 1987, works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications.

American Immigration Council Remote (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
Mar 03, 2021
Full time
The Senior Staff Attorney works to implement the Council’s mission to promote greater transparency in the immigration realm through litigation and advocacy. The attorney will use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), state open access laws, the Administrative Procedure Act, and other federal statutes to compel agency transparency on a variety of immigration issues, with a focus on enforcement and due process issues. The attorney will help lead the Council’s FOIA coordination efforts through collaborative work with Council staff, litigators, advocates, and open-government organizations.  The attorney will assist with drafting and litigating FOIA and other open access requests; draft practices advisories, fact sheets, and other resources; provide advice and training to other attorneys; and work with other members of the Council’s team to promote the work of the Council. The attorney also will work in collaboration with the Council’s partner, the American Immigration Lawyers...
American Immigration Council Remote (Washington, DC)
Feb 18, 2021
Full time
The Litigation works to implement the American Immigration Council’s mission of protecting the legal rights of noncitizens through impact litigation, amicus briefs to the federal courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, and advocacy. In addition, the Litigation Attorney drafts practice advisories, provides technical assistance to immigration attorneys, and participates in the planning and execution of litigation strategy meetings. The Litigation Attorney collaborates with other advocates and litigators to ensure that immigration law is interpreted and implemented in a manner that is fair and just.  Candidates in Washington, DC are preferred, although this position may be performed remotely. J.D. Degree and admission to any State Bar required. To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below: At least 7 years of legal experience, at least 3 years of which have been in the practice of immigration law or federal court litigation....