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Arnold & Porter Pro Bono Team Recognized by the American Immigration Council

June 21, 2022

The American Immigration Council recognized Arnold & Porter with its American Heritage Award for the firm’s pro bono work advancing immigration rights. The American Immigration Council’s American Heritage Award honors “the talents, contributions, and accomplishments of immigrants and their advocates” including “unsung heroes like immigration lawyers.”

“Arnold & Porter’s pro bono practice and its team of lawyers have been an exceptional partner advancing impactful litigation to advance immigrant rights. They have invested their legal resources and litigation expertise to advance justice for immigrants, including seeking compensation from the U.S. government for the trauma of separating families at the border,” said Jeremy Robbins, executive director of the American Immigration Council. “Arnold & Porter’s commitment to immigrant rights is apparent in their team of attorneys and firm culture, and we are grateful for their work.”

Arnold & Porter was recognized by the American Immigration Council for its work representing separated families, as well as providing pro bono legal services to help immigrants obtain legal status, helping immigrant women whose immigration status is dependent on an abusive spouse, and helping many abused, abandoned, or neglected young children to obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States.

“Arnold & Porter is honored to receive the prestigious American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council for our work representing families separated at the United States border by the United States government in 2018. We are proud to work alongside the American Immigration Council to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society have meaningful representation and equal access to justice,” said Arnold & Porter Chief Pro Bono Counsel Lucy McMillan.