Newsletters & Annual Reports

The ILRC's newsletter, The Immigrant Advocate, is published twice annually. Each edition of The Immigrant Advocate features articles about current immigration topics or issues and ILRC program work in that area, information on ways to support the ILRC, upcoming events, seminars and webinars, new publications, and more.  Article topics include: Citizenship, LGBT, Enforcement, Technology, Capacity Building, Immigration Provider Fraud, Vehicle Impoundment, Collaboration, 6th Amendment, Census 2010, DREAM Act, and Immigrant Youth.

ILRC’s Annual Reports are published in the fall of each year for the preceding year and present ILRC’s program work in the areas of capacity building, policy and advocacy, and civic engagement.

To read current or archived editions of ILRC’s newsletters or annual reports, please select from one of the current options below:


The Immigrant Advocate - Winter 2015

In this issue...

  • Immigrants Shape California Legislative Package
  • The other side of the immigration debate
  • Protecting Undocumented Youth in the Child Welfare System
  • ILRC Combats Unjust Immigration Enforcement

2014 Annual Report

In 2014, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) celebrated its 35th anniversary. Together with the immigrant community and its partners, ILRC is battling the unjust immigration policies that further marginalize those who are often overlooked. Our efforts resonate with a deep commitment to help keep families together. 

The Immigrant Advocate - Summer 2015

In this issue...

  • ILRC Cosponsors Bills to Fight for Civil Rights
  • An unjust double standard for immigrants in the ‘War on Drugs’
  • The New Americans Campaign Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary
  • 2015 Phillip Burton Awards Highlights

The Immigrant Advocate - Winter 2014

In this issue...

  • “My parents were deported” by actress Diane Guerrero
  • Immigration Reform and Preparing for Administrative Relief
  • Advocating for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
  • Seeding the Field with Rebellious Lawyers
  • AB60: Keeping California Families Safe

The Immigrant Advocate - Summer 2014

This edition features:

  • Preparing for Immigration Reform
  • 2014 Phillip Burton Awards
  • More with Gaby Pacheco
  • ICE Detainer Update
  • Navigating the new Naturalization Form

Read the Immigrant Advocate here, or click the link below to download the complete file.

ILRC 2013 Annual Report

Read the 2013 Annual Report here, or click the link below to download the complete report.

The Immigrant Advocate - Winter 2013

This edition features:

  • Building TRUST Between Immigrant Families and Law Enforcement
  • Helping Lawful Permanent Residents Become U.S. Citizens
  • Únete Latina! Connecting Latina Women with Vital Resources
  • Improving Immigrant Access to Healthcare
  • AB 60: A Legislative Victory Years in the Making

The Immigrant Advocate - Summer 2013, Vol. 17, No. 1

This edition features:a message from ILRC Immigration Policy Attorney, Aidín Castillo; highlights from the 23rd Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards; ILRC and Immigration Reform; Forgotten DREAMers: ILRC's outreach in California's Central Valley; a NAC Update, and more!

The Immigrant Advocate - Winter 2012-2013, Vol. 16, No. 2

This edition features: DACA: Ensuring the Dream for our Nation’s Immigrant Youth; The New American Campaign: Helping Legal Residents Become US Citizens; and a message from Supervising Attorney Angie Junck.

The Immigrant Advocate - Summer 2012, Vol. 16, No. 1

This edition features a message from ILRC’s Special Projects Attorney, Nora Privitera; an update on the ILRC’s successful efforts to change harsh vehicle impoundment policies on behalf of immigrants; a summary of the new deferred action policy for undocumented youth; and a welcome to new ILRC staff.

The Immigrant Advocate - Fall 2011, Vol. 15, No. 2

This edition includes a closer look at ICE’s Secure Communities (S-Comm) fingerprint-sharing program, an announcement of ILRC’s lead in a national collaborative to increase naturalization, and a policy update on how the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is affecting bi-national same-sex couples.

The Immigrant Advocate - Spring 2011, Vol. 15, No. 1

This edition introduces the CitizenshipWorks web-based technology designed to make the naturalization process easier for immigrants and advocates, provides an update on ILRC’s Community Leadership Project, discusses ILRC’s role in the filing of lawsuits against Martin Guajardo for immigration fraud, and features a policy update on ILRC’s successful efforts to change impoundment procedures in Bay Area and Central Valley cities.

The Immigrant Advocate - Fall 2010, Vol. 14, No. 2

This edition highlights ILRC’s collaboration with immigrant legal services providers in San Mateo County, a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, and a review of ILRC founder and board member, Bill Ong Hing’s latest book: Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization and Mexican Migration.

ILRC 2010 Annual Report

This report presents an overview of ILRC’s work in CY 2010 under three primary program areas: capacity building, policy and advocacy, and civic engagement.  Programs covered include: Community Leadership Project, Defending Immigrants Partnership, Violence Against Women, Immigrant Youth, Combatting ICE Enforcement Efforts, Combatting Immigration Provider Fraud, CIS Liaison Project, Immigrant Action Project, Community Dialoguing, and the 2010 Census.