ILRC Policy Goals: What We Do

Legal Professionals & Advocates

Trainings and Seminars: Throughout the year, the ILRC staff attorneys provide classroom seminars and webinars on a wide range of topics that affect our immigrant community.

Publications: ILRC publishes some of the top reference manuals on immigration law, with 11 current titles.

Technical Assistance: Our unique, nation-wide consultation service called the Attorney of the Day (AOD) provides legal assistance to attorneys, staff of non-profit organizations, public defenders, and others assisting immigrants.


Community Advocacy: ILRC assists immigrant groups in understanding immigration law and the democratic process in the United States, so as to enable them to advocate for better policies in immigration law, as well as in health care, community safety, and other issues that affect the immigrant community.

Leadership Training: ILRC trains immigrant leaders how to be more effective advocates for their communities.

Know Your Rights Presentations: ILRC attorneys regularly conduct “know your rights” trainings with immigrant-based organizations to inform immigrants about their rights under the immigration laws and the United States Constitution, how to protect themselves from becoming victims of immigration fraud, changes in immigration law and policy, and a host of other issues that affect the lives of immigrants.

Laws, Policies, and Practice

Monitoring Changes in Immigration Law: ILRC attorneys are experts in the field of immigration law, and keep abreast of the frequent changes in immigration case law and policy, so that we can inform our constituents of those changes as soon as they occur.

Policies: ILRC conducts ongoing dialogues between Immigration Service officials and community agency representatives, to help ensure that government policies and procedures are more reasonable and fair, and to make sure that information about these policies is proveded to the immigrant advocacy community in a timely manner.

Advocacy: ILRC advocates for reasonable changes in immigration law to get closer to our ideal of a system that will recognize the contributions immigrants make to our society, respect their dignity, and insure a workable, secure, and humane immigration system.