Information about the President's Announcement on Immigration

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Immigrant Rights are Human Rights

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.


NWIRP Welcomes President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration: While the President's actions are temporary and offer only limited benefits, they are a significant change in policy and will keep millions of families from being torn apart. In response to the announcement, NWIRP has released a community advisory and is offering several upcoming free community education events Read the press release.

NWIRP Files Lawsuit Targeting Corrupt ICE Official: Forged Document Led to Deportation Order Against Long-Time Community Member Read the press release.

NWIRP Expanding Statewide Efforts to Help Undocumented Youth Gain Education and Career Opportunities: Program supported by recent grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read the press release.

NWIRP and Partners Ask Federal Court to Block Deportation Hearings for Children Without Legal Representation: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and partners have asked a federal court to immediately block the government from pursuing deportation proceedings against several children unless it ensures those youth have legal representation. The move comes as immigration courts are speeding up deportation hearings against children in an expedited process sometimes referred to as a "rocket docket." Read the press release.

DACA Renewal Process: On June 5, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially announced the renewal process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Please click here for the latest updates.

Renovación de DACA: El 5 de junio de 2014, el Servicio de Ciudadania e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) oficialmente anunció el proceso de renovación para Acción Diferida (DACA). Favor de hacer click aqui para más información.


NWIRP DREAMer Deferred Action Legal Clinics and Workshops: Attend a community legal clinic or workshop to learn about the deferred action program and the opportunity to consult with an attorney or qualified legal representative. Learn more.

Thank you for Celebrating With Us at our Annual Fall Event: On Thursday, October 16th, 250 community members joined us to celebrate our shared commitment to immigrant rights. Together, we celebrated our shared vision of justice and equity for all, regardless of where one is born. And thanks to supporters like you, we raised over $42,000 to continue defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Thank you! Learn more.

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Director of Development — Seattle, WA: We seek an experienced and passionate Director of Development to be a critical member of the team advancing one of the most important human rights issues of our era. The organization is stable and well-positioned for substantial growth. We seek a strong leader and inclusive team player to take the organization’s fundraising efforts and public presence to the next level... More information

FSU Legal Advocate — Seattle, WA: NWIRP seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate to work in our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle. The applicant must be fluent in both English and Spanish. The FSU provides direct services in family-based visa petitions: Form I-130, applications for adjustment of status (Form I-485), assistance with consular processing, application for waiver of grounds of inadmissibility (Form I-601 and Form I-601A), petitions to remove conditions on residence (Form I-751), petitions for fiancé(e) (Form I-129F), and general removal defense. The legal advocate will also work in collaboration with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed. More information

Summer 2015 Law Student Internship — Granger, WA: NWIRP seeks law student applications for summer internship positions in its Granger office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. More information

2015 Internships — Tacoma, WA: We seek law student applications for winter/spring and summer 2015 internship positions. More information

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