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Giving Back: The National Immigration Law Center

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

—Emma Lazarus (inscription on Statue of Liberty)

The National Immigration Law Center is one of the leading U.S. organizations dedicated exclusively to defending and advancing the rights of the immigrants who arrive at our borders.

Since 1979, the NILC has implemented a multi-pronged approach of litigation, analysis and advocacy, and strategic communications, to win landmark legal decisions protecting fundamental rights, thwart policies that would have devastated the well being of low-income immigrants, and advance policies that reinforce and promote equality, opportunity, and justice.    

BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we spotlight deserving organizations in every issue. All of them have received a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator (, which evaluates philanthropic institutions based on their finances, accountability, and transparency.