Many immigrants within the country are now faced with several challenges because of the changes being introduced within the government related to immigration reform.
There is a sense of mistrust and confusion among them that can add to an already unstable situation especially if they’re undocumented. Many of them need honorable representation to navigate through the government process as well as the judicial system they sometimes find themselves having to deal with.
The America Immigration Council (AIC) is a nonprofit organization that brings an influential voice for immigrants to direct a favorable path through the laws, policies and programs within the federal government.
The AIC honors an immigrant’s past while helping them to shape their future. The Council uses detailed research, effective communication, and precise policy analysis to provide the resolutions necessary for immigrants to feel safe and secure in the country.
Along with litigation, as necessary, the AIC is seeking to bring changes to the immigration experience with a twenty-first century approach to resolve issues which can sometimes be a misinterpretation of the law by government officials as well as immigration enforcement agencies.
The Lacey and Larkin Fund works with many immigration rights organizations such as the AIC. Founded in 2013, by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the fund is geared towards bringing awareness to the immigrant community by providing tangible information and resources to help facilitate an understanding of the changes that take place within immigration policies and laws.
Michael and Jim founded the organization with a mission to empower immigrants within the state of Arizona. It has had an incredible impact on the immigrant community. The Lacey and Larkin Fund supports several local organizations and projects such as:
• American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU of Arizona)
• Arizona Dream Act Coalition
• Arizona Justice Project
• Justice for Immigrants and Families Project
• Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project
Through its efforts of empowerment, the Lacey and Larkin Fund has been an integral part of the community by providing vital information relating to these organizations and many more.
With powerful experience, and a direct connection with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the AIC is able to identify cases of immigrant abuse and human rights violations.
The AIC is able to address issues more swiftly because of this connection. The organization uses its expertise of immigration laws, and the immigration system, to ensure the government honors its constitutional mandate of human rights to all immigrants.