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Each year, the American Immigration Council honors the remarkable accomplishments of immigrants and their advocates from around the country at our inspiring and thought-provoking award events.

Our distinguished honorees have come from politics, music, television, sports, education and many other professional fields. View a full list of many of the outstanding individuals and organizations we have honored over the years.


Congratulations to the 2016 AILA Super Chapters. You rocked it and stepped up to the challenge with 25% or more of your membership donating to the Council.

A heartfelt thank you to the AILA Super Chapter members, Chapter Chairs and Ambassadors. Your support allows us to continue fighting for fair immigration policies and achieve justice for immigrants.

The 2016 AILA Super Chapters are:

  • Carolinas
  • Chicago
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Minnesota/Dakotas
  • New England
  • New York
  • Wisconsin

Each Super Chapter will be recognized at our annual gala the American Heritage Awards and win a free Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook!

It is never too late to start preparing for the 2017 competition-keep in mind all donations made to the Council by Chapters members in that calendar year count towards the competition.

For questions or information, please contact Claudia Ornelas.  

The Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest challenges fifth graders across the country to reflect on and write about the theme “Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants.” The contest begins at the local level, with regional contests run by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) chapters. Each chapter sends its first place winning entry to the American Immigration Council for the national contest. The national winner reads his or her winning entry at the American Immigration Council’s American Heritage Awards in June.

Learn more about the contest.


For Attorneys

The American Immigration Council regularly partners with private firms and nonprofit organization on our litigation.  Please contact us to explore potential opportunities to collaborate.

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