National Immigration Law Center

Los Angeles, CA


Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Over the past 34 years, NILC has won landmark legal decisions protecting fundamental rights, thwarted policies that would have devastated the well-being of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced policies that reinforce and promote equality, opportunity, and justice for all.

NILC uses multiple strategies to advance its mission, including policy analysis, litigation, advocacy, communications, and education. Advocates across the country rely on NILC's unique ability to employ these integrated approaches in its work, and provide them with the tools and information they need to shape their own advocacy efforts.

What grantmakers are saying

Managing Director at the Robin Hood Foundation
New York City, New York

NILC is one of the country's most important organizations defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants. Akin to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), NILC advocates for policies that protect immigrants' rights to come to the United States, to work and go to school, and to keep their families together. NILC's budget is much smaller than other similar organizations, so your dollar can... Read more

September 2018