Research Report Immigrant Legal-Aid Organizations in the United States
Erwin de Leon, Robert Roach
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Any enacted immigration reform legislation that is comprehensive in scope will include a path to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Based on the U.S. Senate bill passed in June 2013, the Congressional Budget Office projects about 8 million people will be eligible for regularization of status, most of whom will likely turn to nonprofits for legal assistance in maneuvering the process. Are there enough immigrant-serving organizations providing legal aid to meet the surge in demand when immigration reform finally happens? This brief begins to answer the question while posing additional ones.
Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Immigration
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Infrastructure Immigrant children, families, and communities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy