The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) held the 23rd Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards – The Time is Now, on Friday, May 31, 2013.
The evening offered an opportunity to celebrate and recognize three very special guests committed to advancing immigrant rights. The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, joined us to present the inaugural Nancy Pelosi Award for Immigration and Civil Rights Policy to our Featured Speaker, the Honorable Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator. We presented the Phillip Burton Award for Immigration & Civil Rights Advocacy to Jose Antonio Vargas, an outspoken journalist and courageous advocate.
This year’s honorees have demonstrated outstanding commitment, dedication, and leadership to advocating on behalf of the immigrant community throughout the nation. We thank all those who joined with us to celebrate their accomplishments and honor the legacy of immigrant rights pioneer, Phillip Burton.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards Committee
Richard W. Odgers
The Honorable James L. Warren (Ret.)