• 50 years of fierce advocacy

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the National Immigration Project's 50th anniversary!

For more than 50 years, the National Immigration Project has fought for justice with and for the people most impacted by the racist and immoral immigration and criminal systems. A national membership organization of committed lawyers and advocates, we work to protect the rights of all people, always guided by a vision of a world where everyone can live freely and flourish.
Thank you to all who joined us on December 8, 2021 for an evening of music, trivia, and celebrating with friends, as we honored the past and embraced the future of the National Immigration Project!

Event Honorees

This year, we were pleased to present the National Immigration Project's 2021 Impact Awards to the following recipients for their outstanding contributions in the courts, arts, academia, law, and advocacy.

2021 Impact in Arts & Media Award:

Harsha Walia, Author and Activist

2021 Impact in Academia Award:

Kelly Lytle Hernández, UCLA Professor

2021 Impact in the Movement Award:

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

2021 Lifetime Impact Award:

Ira Kurzban, Civil Rights and Immigration Lawyer

2021 Impact in the Courts Award:

Arnold & Porter
Gibson Dunn
Jenner & Block LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
The Sidley Austin Foundation

Event Sponsors

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton
Debbie Smith
Denyse Sabagh
Gail Pendleton
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & DYM, LTD
Kathleen A. Moccio
Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt Attorneys at Law
Law Offices of Jonathan Dunten
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Veronica Barba
Van Der Hout LLP