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Laurence Benenson

Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

Laurence Benenson

As Vice President of Policy & Advocacy at the National Immigration Forum, Laurence Benenson works to advance immigration reform, with a focus on detention and immigration enforcement issues.

Laurence joined the Forum in 2013 and serves as the policy team’s point person on the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force. He leads stakeholder meetings with congressional officials, represents the Forum in briefings with federal officials and provides research and analysis on legislative proposals, legal developments and other relevant immigration policy happenings.

In addition to his work at the Forum, he serves on the Virginia Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation, to which he received a gubernatorial appointment.

From West Bloomfield, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Michigan and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.