In America, there are almost 1.2 million immigrants who are now legal citizens.

Right now, there is a big focus on this country's immigration policies from border security to sanctuary cities. However, getting help to new citizens and legal immigrants is often overlooked. This week, the National Immigration Integration Conference (NIIC) connected immigrants and advocates.

More than 1,200 experts and over 60 organizations from across the country are expected to attend this three-day event to strategize and continue to build what advocates have called "the immigrant movement".

Attendees will be discussing a number of topics such as inclusiveness, politics and resources immigrants may need.

NICC is free to the public and will be held from Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 through Tuesday Dec. 11th at the Crystal City Marriott.