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Matthew Lopas

Manager
Winning in the States initiative (National Immigration Law Center)
Matthew Lopas leads NILC’s Winning in the States initiative, which is focused on supporting state and local immigrant rights advocacy in six campaign states and in building a national infrastructure to support advocates across the country. He works from a remote office in upstate New York. In addition to managing the overall growth and implementation of the initiative, he leads NILC’s work in Tennessee. Previous responsibilities included overseeing federal, state, and local advocacy in implementing the Affordable Care Act, expanding health programs for immigrants, and additional health policy work. Mr. Lopas holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and a juris doctor from the American University Washington College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Virginia.