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.


Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Failure of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Release Agency Files: The Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and the American Immigration Council filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of three immigration attorneys and eleven noncitizens challenging the failure of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to timely respond to their requests for case information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Read the press release.

Duran Gonzalez Settlement PM: This policy memorandum ensures that consistent implementation of the Settlement Agreement based on Duran Gonzalez, et al. v. Department of homeland security, et al. Read full Memorandum

Media Advisory: Hearing on Children’s Right to Counsel to Take Place Friday, March 6th, 2015: On Friday, March 6, 2015, Federal District Court Judge Thomas Zilly will hear arguments in a case that has received national attention regarding the right of children to have counsel appointed in deportation cases. Read the press release.

Update on the DAPA/DACA Expansion and Texas Judge's Injunction: The Department of Justice has decided to pursue an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction entered by the Texas federal judge earlier this week that temporarily blocked the implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA. Read the press release.

NWIRP Responds to the Temporary Ruling on the President's Executive Actions: On Monday, February 16th, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary decision that will temporarily delay the implementation of some of the executive actions announced by President Obama in November. NWIRP is disappointed by this setback, but believes it is just a bump in the road, and that eventually, both the expanded DACA program and DAPA program will be implemented. Read the press release.

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.


NWIRP Annual Gala - Our Families, Our Future: Join NWIRP for an evening of celebration, inspiration, and entertainment! Learn more.

Immigration 101 Training in Wenatchee: Our popular Immigration 101 training is coming to Wenatchee in April! Learn more.

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