Eric Gibble

Eric Gibble is the Online Communications Associate at the American Immigration Council. Eric has a B.A. in Communication from Cabrini College, where he became passionate about the need for humane immigration policies and organized students to lobby legislators for comprehensive immigration reform. Previously, he was a Lobby Associate at NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. At NETWORK, he covered immigration issues and developed social media initiatives for the 2012 Nuns on the Bus campaign. He has also worked with various faith-based organizations to expand their online presence. Eric now manages the Council's websites, social networks, and online communications strategy.

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Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Demographics, Integration with 0 Comments
Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

This year on Veterans Day, over 40 naturalization ceremonies will take place and 7,500 veterans, service members, and military spouses will become the newest Americans. While that may seems like a large number of people, it should come as no surprise as immigrant participation in the U.S. armed services is nothing new. In fact, immigrants […]

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How the Vice Presidential Candidates Responded to Immigration Issues at the Debate

Written by on October 5, 2016 in Enforcement, Immigration and Crime, Reform with 0 Comments
How the Vice Presidential Candidates Responded to Immigration Issues at the Debate

During last night’s vice presidential debate, candidates U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Indiana Governor Mike Pence engaged in a heated exchange on immigration. Kaine reiterated his running mate Hillary Clinton’s stated policy positions, while Pence attempted to soften Donald Trump’s many radical anti-immigrant statements. Debate moderator Elaine Quijano turned to immigration by noting that Trump […]

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Celebrate National Small Business Week With These Facts About Immigrant Economic Contributions

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Business & the Workforce, Economics with 0 Comments
Celebrate National Small Business Week With These Facts About Immigrant Economic Contributions

This week is National Small Business Week, which recognizes “the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.” This provides a special opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned small businesses. Here are five facts that illustrate the tremendous benefits immigrant businesses bring to our […]

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Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Written by on November 11, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Immigrants bring tremendous skills, talents, and energy to our country – including to our military forces. It’s important to recognize the essential impact immigrant veterans, standing shoulder to shoulder with native-born soldiers, have made and will continue to make within the ranks of the U.S. military. Here’s how the U.S. military is strengthened by diversity in its […]

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Four Immigration Issues Covered at the First Democratic Primary Debate

Written by on October 14, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Four Immigration Issues Covered at the First Democratic Primary Debate

The first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential campaign was held Tuesday in Nevada, which is home to 529,164 immigrants and the highest percentage of undocumented immigrants of any state. Yet the topic of immigration was not a major topic of discussion, receiving only a few minutes of attention in the 120 minute debate. Juan […]

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How North Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Would Impact All State Residents

Written by on October 13, 2015 in State and Local with 1 Comment
How North Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Would Impact All State Residents

At a time when many states are adopting policies that harness immigrant’s social and economic contributions, elected officials in North Carolina are advancing anti-immigrant legislation that could have sweeping implications for all state residents. The state legislature recently passed H.B. 318, misleadingly titled as the “Protect North Carolina Workers Act.” The bill contains the following […]

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Pope Francis Calls Upon Congress to Welcome Refugees and Honor America’s Immigrant History

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pope Francis Calls Upon Congress to Welcome Refugees and Honor America’s Immigrant History

In the past, Pope Francis has not shied away from urging word leaders to show more humanity towards migrants around the globe. This week, during his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis took this message to both the White House and a joint session of Congress. Within moments of his first public remarks […]

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Welcoming Week Honors Immigrant Contributions and Builds Bridges in Local Communities

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Welcoming Week Honors Immigrant Contributions and Builds Bridges in Local Communities

The heated political rhetoric so far in the 2016 presidential campaign has often been at the expense of immigrants. And the policy solutions put forth by some candidates have centered around punitive, impractical measures that are out of touch with the humane approach most Americans want to see with respect to immigration reform. However, the […]

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States Continue to Expand Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Written by on August 19, 2015 in State and Local with 1 Comment
States Continue to Expand Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Currently, ten states and the District of Columbia offer driver’s licenses to undocumented residents of their states who can meet certain requirements. Two additional states, Hawaii and Delaware, passed similar laws this year, with others also beginning their pursuit of this practical public safety and economic policy. For example, a bill was introduced in the […]

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Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

Written by on August 7, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

In Cleveland, Ohio, home to nearly half a million immigrants, 10 Republican presidential candidates took to the stage in the first primary debate of the season. Given the pressing need to reform our outdated immigration system, it was no surprise that one of the early questions posed by the moderators was about immigration. Prior to […]

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