History

Mission

ACIM believes that the immigration policies of America should reflect equality and justice for all.

Profile
ACIM is a non-profit organization founded in 1952 under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Its purpose is to advocate immigration legislation to correct inequities in our laws so that these should reflect at all times the American values of equality and justice for all.

ACIM was a major influence in the historic passage of the 1965 Reform Law. It was instrumental in the passage of five emergency legislative measures in the 1950s and early 1960s which permitted entry into the U.S.A. of 144,000 Italians and 250,000 other nationals, over and above the then allotted quotas.

ACIM was praised by President Eisenhower after the successful passage of the 1953 Refugee Relief Act “For Helping to Maintain the Strength, Morale and Leadership of the U.S. as a nation dedicated to the enduring principles of freedom, justice and opportunity for all.”

After the passage of the Reform Immigration Act of 1965, President Johnson remarked “No other group has worked harder or with more dedication than the American Committee on Italian Migration.”