You’ve probably never heard of this group that fights to give handouts to legal and illegal immigrants, crams asylum seekers down our throats, and helps pay for protests by illegal aliens at our capital and around America. It’s the NILC. And it’s destroying our country.
“Erasing the Line between Illegal and Legal” so their tag line goes.
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) describes itself as “the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families.” Among those rights, says NILC, is the right to access government-funded social-welfare programs in the same manner as legal U.S. citizens.
In its early years, NILC was a key player in the sanctuary movement, helping Central American refugees find asylum and jobs in the United States during the 1980s. A decade later, outraged by the “draconian restrictions on immigrants’ rights imposed by the 1996 welfare and immigration laws,” the Center doubled its staff and worked aggressively (with success) to help restore $12 billion in Supplemental Security Income and more than $800 million in food stamps for legal immigrants affected by the 1996 legislation. NILC also obtained a clarification from the INS ensuring that immigrants could receive health care, food stamps, job training, and other public services without jeopardizing their legal status.
In 2003, NILC was a sponsoring organization of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition, which sought to promote comprehensive immigration reform and expand the civil rights and liberties of illegal immigrants.