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- Overall, we rate the American Immigration Council as Left-Center biased based on pro-immigration advocacy, as well as the use of moderately loaded language that disparages the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the strong sourcing of information and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1987, the American Immigration Council is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and advocacy group. It advocates for immigrants to the United States. According to their about page, “The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.” The current executive director is Beth Werlin.
Funded by / Ownership
The American Immigration Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and its parent organization is the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The American Immigration Council is funded through donations and fully discloses its finances.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the American Immigration Council is an advocacy group that favors immigration, believing that “immigrants strengthen America by bringing skills, talents, and new energy to our economy.” They utilize a combination of education and the court system to defend immigration. The American Immigration Council’s website also features a blog that uses moderately loaded words, especially when directed toward former President Trump and his immigration policies: Trump Dumps His Immigration Plan on America. This blog post is very well-sourced from credible .gov information. In addition to the blog, they also provide comprehensive fact sheets regarding immigration issues.
Executive Director Beth Werlin released the following statement regarding the former Trump Administration’s immigration policy: “The White House Immigration Principles and Policies are no more than the immigration restrictionists’ wish list. They are a nonstarter. There is broad bipartisan support for a permanent solution for Dreamers without poison pills attached to it. We must not squander the potential of this generation of young people who will help write the next great chapter of American history. They need a clear and permanent path forward. The White House principles ignore our American identity of being a nation of immigrants and fail to embrace the energy, innovation, and opportunities that immigrants bring to our county.”
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the American Immigration Council as Left-Center biased based on pro-immigration advocacy, as well as the use of moderately loaded language that disparages the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the strong sourcing of information and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/12/2019) Updated (10/29/2023)
Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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