Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only organization in Washington State dedicated solely to strengthening the rights and well being of low-income immigrants and refugees. NWIRP's legal services are critical to helping immigrants and refugees navigate the complexities of the United States immigration system so they can apply for asylum or other forms of relief from removal.

If you are an immigrant or refugee, find out how to get help. If you are a provider of services, visit the reference information that might be useful as you are working with clients.

Following is an overview of the services we provide to clients:

  • Asylum: We protect human rights by representing individuals who face persecution in their home countries.
  • Child Services: Through the Immigrant Child Advocacy Project (ICAP) we help vulnerable children obtain protection under our immigrations laws.
    For more information about President Obama’s Deferred Action announcement for DREAMers and NWIRP’s role in serving these youth, please read this community advisory.
  • Domestic Violence: We assist immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other violent crimes in gaining lawful status in the United States.
  • Family Unity: We promote family unity and stability by assisting with family visa applications, and representing family members in deportation proceedings.
  • Citizenship: We assist immigrants, many of whom are elderly and / or persons with disabilities, obtain United States citizenship.
  • Legal Orientation: We provide legal orientation sessions to immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
  • Deportation/Removal Defense: We offer representation in immigration court to those facing deportation/removal.

We also support immigrants and refugees through the following services:

  • Advocacy and Education: We provide critical immigration-related advice and information to immigrants, other community members, and a large network of service providers and attorneys, and we advocate for policies that will empower the immigrant community.
  • Impact Litigation: We represent immigrants and refugees in the federal courts to impact immigration laws and policies on a national level.