Our Story

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is a nationally-recognized legal services organization founded in 1984.  Each year, we provide direct legal assistance in immigration matters to over 10,000 people. We strive to achieve systemic change to policies and practices affecting immigrants through impact litigation, public policy work, and community education.


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In 1984, NWIRP began as a collaboration of attorney and human rights groups formed to provide volunteer legal services for Central American refugees fleeing civil wars. Over thirty years later, we remain the only nonprofit immigration law firm in the Pacific Northwest providing individual legal assistance to immigrants while also changing systems of injustice.


By the Numbers

  • Every year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals from over 135 countries
  • We work statewide with four offices in Seattle, Granger, Tacoma, and Wenatchee
  • We have 70 full-time staff members and 12 in-office interns and volunteers
  • Over 20,000 supporters follow our work through our mailing list and on social media
  • More than 350 volunteer attorneys donate over 11,000 hours to NWIRP cases annually, making our pro bono program the second largest in the state of Washington



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