Lawrence Benito

Lawrence Benito (he/him) is executive director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. As executive director, he has overseen successful campaigns to pass landmark pro-immigrant policies at the state level, and furthered ICIRR’s standing as a national leader in immigrant rights organizing. A Peace Corps alum and the son of immigrants from the Philippines, Lawrence lives in Woodlawn with his wife and four children.
Lawrence Benito


Xenophobia, Resistance, and the Future of the Immigrant Rights Movement
Please note, on April 27, a film team will record the ‘Xenophobia, Resistance, and the Future of the Immigrant Rights Movement’ as part of an independent documentary film being produced by Don’t Call it Content, LLC. If you do not wish to be included in the footage, please let the conference organizers know. Our panel discussion will feature immigrant rights advocates from Mexican, Latino, Vietnamese, Jamaican and Chinese migrant communities who have been instrumental in organizing for the rights of immigrants and refugees in the United States. Through short presentations, we’ll share lessons...