We fight for human rights on Capitol Hill, White House, and the federal government

Our team educates, advises, and lobbies US policy makers on Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Human Rights Defenders, Gun Violence, Free Expression, and other human rights issues – both in the U.S. and around the world.

Our Work


Standing up for Refugee rights to legislators and policy makers.


We call upon all presidential, gubernatorial and legislative candidates to ensure that human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.


When there are Human Rights Abuses, we bring them to the attention of legislators and policy makers.

Ending Gun Violence

Urging lawmakers to HELP end the human rights crisis of gun violence.


Presidential Candidate Forum on Asylum and Immigration

On February 20th, 2020 AIUSA hosted a presidential forum that took a deep dive into one of the defining issues of the election: immigration.

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Advocacy & Government Relations Work

Contact Us

Joanne Lin, National Director, Advocacy & Government Relations
Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director, Advocacy Africa
Daniel Balson, Director, Advocacy Europe/Central Asia
Francisco Bencosme, Asia Pacific Advocacy Manager
Charanya Krishnaswami, Director, Advocacy Americas
Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy & Refugee Specialist
Philippe Nassif, Director, Advocacy MENA

If you have questions or feedback about our Advocacy and Government Relations work, please contact our team at [email protected].