|On Friday, May 9th, over 550 immigrant rights supporters came together to celebrate Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's 30 years of dignity, justice, and opportunity for immigrants and refugees. We celebrated our shared vision of a world where everyone is treated with dignity, and where access to justice doesn't depend on your wallet, the color of your skin, or the country of your birth. And together, we raised over $400,000 to continue our fight for immigrant justice. Check out more photos of the event here.|
|Learn more about DREAMer Deferred Action here.|
Community Presentations, Legal Clinics and Workshops
As many as 40,000 youth in Washington State may qualify for DREAMer Deferred Action protection (learn more about the Obama Administration's Deferred Action program here). NWIRP is holding informational presentations, legal clinics and community workshops with legal screenings to serve those that may qualify.
Legal Clinics: At NWIRP’s weekly legal clinics, individuals have an opportunity to learn about the Deferred Action (DACA) program, verify eligibility, and obtain form and document review by a volunteer attorney. Our clinics are limited to 15-20 people and are by appointment only. Legal Clinics are held weekly by NWIRP’s Seattle office at various locations from 5pm-7pm and monthly at NWIRP's Granger office.
Individuals wishing to make an appointment for the Seattle legal clinics should call 206-587-4009 or 206-957-8618 and note that they want to sign up for the Deferred Action legal clinic. For appointments in Granger, please call 509.854.2100 or 1.888.756.3641. Please see the "What Should I Do Before Attending a Clinic or Workshop?" section below to learn how to best prepare for legal clinics.
Workshops: Occasionally, NWIRP teams up with the Washington chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and other community partners to hold large workshops around the state. Providing the same services as our clinics, our workshops serve a greater number of people in one setting. Our workshops are also free to the public; however, they do not require an appointment or pre-registration.
What Should I Do Before Attending a Clinic or Workshop?
Before attending the clinics or workshops, we are asking community members to review our community advisory and, if they believe they meet the criteria for this program, to take the following steps:
We emphasize, however, that we do not recommend that community members file an application for this program until after they have consulted with an attorney or accredited representative. They can do this by attending one of the legal clinics or workshops listed above.
NWIRP is currently searching for funding and resources to hold more community workshops. To host a community presentation or donate other resources, contact us or make a cash donation here.
|NWIRP's Anniversary Celebration is a fun reception featuring live music/entertainment, drinks and hors d'oeurves and other features along with a short program. During the program, both NWIRP's Golden Door Award and its Amicus Award are presented and there is often a mini-live auction! The event helps raise much needed unrestricted funds for NWIRP's critical legal services and broadens our circle of friends. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary on May 9th, 2014. Check out photos from the event here!|
NWIRP Presents: An Evening At... is a family-friendly reception held at a local point of interest and immigrant culture. The event gives attendees a chance to explore the intersection of NWIRP's work with its meaning in the broader community through rich cultural experience. Our last event was held at the beautiful Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience on Thursday, October 17th, 2013.
House Parties Gather with friends and other NWIRP supporters in an intimate setting to hear more about how NWIRP impacts the lives of immigrants and refugees in Washington State or focus on a specific issue currently affecting immigrants and refugees in our state. For more information on attending or hosting a house party, contact Michelle Muri, Development Director at michelle at nwirp dot org or 206-957-8635.
Get to Know NWIRP Want to learn more about NWIRP? Contact Michelle Muri at michelle at nwirp dot org or 206-957-8635 to arrange a tour today!