NIF Keepers RGB Large

Keepers of the American Dream are the heroes who embody the spirit of immigrant achievement, contribute significantly to the well-being of immigrants in the United States, and are advocates, in every sense of the word, for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in celebrating the leadership of our 2015 honorees.

The National Immigration Forum and National Immigration Forum Action Fund are thrilled to honor two individuals who are quintessential Keepers of the American Dream. 

2016 honorees:

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Emilio T. González, Ph.D.
Distinguished Veteran and Public Servant

Wendy Young
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


The Forum would like to recognize and thank our 2016 Keepers of the American Dream sponsors. Become a Keepers sponsor.

If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Robin Metalitz, Development Director, at 202-383-5995, or

View photos from Keepers of the American Dream 2015 (October 14, 2015):
2015 Keepers of the American Dream

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