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Eric L. Olson

Eric L. Olson is Senior Advisor to the Security Initiative at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He served as the Interim‐Director for Government Relations at Amnesty International USA, and was Amnesty’s Advocacy Director for the Americas from 2002‐2006. Prior to Amnesty, he was the Senior Associate for Mexico, and Economic Policy at the Washington Office on Latin America for eight years. He worked at Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education in Cuernavaca, Mexico from 1989‐1993 where he was the program director. From 1986‐1988, he worked in Honduras, Central America as a development specialist for several local non‐governmental organizations.

 

NBC News Features Immigration Council Report on Executive Action

Published on Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Highlighting data from the American Immigration Council's report "Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present" NBC News Latino covered the historical precedent of executive action on immigration in the article "Report: Since Eisenhower, Executive Action Used for Immigration":

When President Barack Obama takes executive action to make immigration reforms, he will be following the lead of several other presidents, an immigration group said in a recently released report.

The report by the American Immigration Council states that every U.S. president since at least 1956 has granted temporary immigration relief of some form.

Published in the NBC News

The LAC Docket | Volume III, Issue 1

The Newsletter of the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center

January 16, 2013
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   Access to Counsel

LAC Challenges DHS Restrictions on Access to Counsel, Court Orders Release of USCIS Counsel Policies

AIC v. DHS and USCIS, No. 1:11-cv-01971 (D.D.C. filed Nov. 8, 2011)
AIC v. DHS and CBP, No. 1:11-cv-01972 (D.D.C. filed Nov. 8, 2011)
AIC v. DHS and ICE, No. 1:12-cv-00856 (D.D.C. filed May 31, 2012)Read more...

Immigration Two-Step in the Stimulus Bill

Released on Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The House-Senate conferees who crafted the final version of the economic stimulus legislation faced considerable pressure to include immigration-related measures that are long on rhetoric and short on results. Read the Immigration Policy Center's statement on the final provisions in the bill.

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October 2013 Monthly Minute: Our National Parks (credits)

If you are the owner of content that was used in our video "October 2013 Monthly Minute: Our National Parks" (link: http://youtu.be/T-mozAspTe0) and you would like to request that your work be removed, please contact us at J1Program@immcouncil.org and we will be glad to comply with your request. Thank you!

CREDITS:

Links:

http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Park_Service

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

 

Music:

Link: https://soundcloud.com/willkids/nujabes-color-of-autumn Attribution: Color of Autumn – Nujabes (WillKids) License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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File: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/PopulusTremula001.JPG (Link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APopulusTremula001.JPG) Attribution: (Attribution: I, Hugo.arg [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Read more...

What Will Happen When Citizens Have to Ask the Government For Permission to Work?

Released on Tue, Apr 01, 2008

Many on Capitol Hill are eyeing favorably bills that create a massive electronic employment databases.  While proponents of the Shuler-Tancredo "SAVE Act" (HR 4088) and the Johnson "New Employee Verification Act of 2008" (HR 5515) talk tough about cracking down on illegal immigrants, the truth is their bills' nationwide mandatory electronic employment verification system require all American workers, foreign- and native-born alike, to seek the government's permission to work.

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American Immigration Council Announces Steve and Cokie Roberts as Masters of Ceremonies for the 2010 American Heritage Awards!

Released on Wed, May 12, 2010

The American Immigration Council is excited to announce that we have confirmed Steve and Cokie Roberts as the Masters of Ceremonies of our 2010 American Heritage Awards!


Steve Roberts, an award winning journalist and the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, is the recent author of the book From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America. His wife of more than 40 years, Cokie Roberts, is a senior news analyst for NPR News and political commentator for ABC, as well as the author of several New York Times best selling books. This year, the Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend."


The American Heritage Awards, to be held on Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, will honor outstanding immigrant women and their allies. The honorees include Rebecca Cammisa, director and producer of the 2010 Oscar Nominated documentary Which Way Home; Nelly Rico, mother of Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo and Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, the founder and CEO of the Euro-American Women's Council. A limited number of tickets and sponsorships are available for the event; please contact Elizabeth Stinebaugh at estinebaugh@immcouncil.org for more information. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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Outdated Litigation and Advocacy

The American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center engages in impact litigation to protect and advance the rights of noncitizens. The LAC frequently submits briefs as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before administrative tribunals and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and files affirmative lawsuits in limited circumstances.

Our Priorities

Access to Counsel
  
Access to Counsel
     
Access to Courts
  
Access to Courts
Enforcement

 

 

 

 

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President Obama’s Plans for Winning the Future include Immigration Reform

Discusses Immigration Policy in Plan for Economic Prosperity

Released on Wed, Jan 26, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Last night in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to work together to "win the future" by taking on challenges that have been decades in the making—challenges like updating our current immigration laws to meet the needs of the country.  The President outlined an ambitious agenda focused on innovation, education, and reform designed to expand economic growth and personal opportunity for all Americans.  He specifically called on Congress to work with him to reform our laws so that we are able to attract the best and brightest minds from around the world, retain highly educated foreign students by making it easier for them to live and work in the United States, stop wasting the talent of students brought to this country illegally as children, and to end the problem of illegal immigration once and for all.  Read more...

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