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Jackie Vimo

Policy Analyst

National Immigration Law Center


Jackie Vimo is a policy analyst who oversees the Economic Justice Program at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), a national organization that engages in policy analysis, litigation, education, and advocacy to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Jackie has been working for over two decades on a broad range of issues, including public health, HIV/AIDS, worker rights, access to higher education, immigrant rights, and anti-poverty policy. The child of Argentine immigrants, Jackie has worked in New York, California, and Argentina. Prior to NILC, Jackie was the Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, a coalition of organizations working with immigrants across New York State. Jackie spearheaded the NYIC’s work on Affordable Care Act implementation, immigrant worker rights, health care, access to driver’s licenses and higher education, and language access. Jackie’s other positions have included roles at Make the Road New York and the New York AIDS Coalition. Jackie has served on the board of directors of the North Star Fund and chaired the boards of the Commission on the Public’s Health System and the New York Peer AIDS Education Coalition. Jackie also teaches in the Political Science departments of the New School, City College, and Hunter College. Jackie has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Politics from the New School University.

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