Good News in NWIRP’s Ongoing Efforts to Protect Children in Deportation Proceedings

The Ninth Circuit decided it will rehear our case later this year, taking the rare step of withdrawing the earlier decision by three judges.

Click here to read more

CA_Publi Charge Social Image

Understanding ‘Public Charge’ – The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Immigrant Families

This remains just a proposal and there is still time to fight back, but the fear and confusion created by this announcement has the potential to be just as damaging as the proposal itself.

Click here to read more

Ibis and Son 2

Family separation is not over. We are responding with legal action.

While the President's executive order claims that the administration will end their policy of separating children from their parents at the border, in reality, families are still apart at this very moment.

Click here to read more

Jeff Sessions

A Cruel, Fatal Decision

Answering your questions regarding Attorney General Sessions heartless decision affecting asylum seekers.

Click here to read more

USSC Wide Shot

Ready to Fight at the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it agreed to review two class actions involving the right of immigrants in detention to have an opportunity to seek bond hearings from an immigration judge.

Click here to read more


The DACA Deadline Is Still There – We Just Don’t Know When It Is

If President Trump had his way, today—March 5—would mark the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.

Click here to read more


Good News And (Very) Bad News From The Supreme Court

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings that have a significant impact on immigrant and refugee communities.

Click here to read more

Malou Blog Post

Announcing Our First Deputy Director

We are pleased to announce that Malou Chávez has been selected as NWIRP’s first-ever Deputy Director.

Click here to learn more about Malou


Our Victory Against a Once-Secret Government Program

We are celebrating an important court victory that will allow us to advocate on behalf of community members who had been denied immigration protections.

Click here to read more

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) makes opening remarks to a panel of Department of Homeland Security officials John Wagner, deputy assistant commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations; Anh Duong, director of Border and Maritime Division of Homeland Security's Advanced Research Projects Agency; Craig Healy, assistant director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's National Security Investigations Division; and Rebecca Gambler,director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, as they testify about the unimplemented biometric exit tracking system before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2016. (CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

NWIRP v. Sessions

The Department of Justice is trying to stop us from helping immigrants facing deportation, so we took them to court.

Click here to read more

Mohammed and Jorge

Our Week in Action Since Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

We've been working hard since the Trump Administration's 'Muslim Ban'

Click here to read more

Nearly 500 people attended our Immigration 101 training in Seattle

Our Work in Action Since Election Day

Read about how we've been defending and advancing immigrant rights since the election.

Click here to read more

Children in Immigration Detention Protest

On Immigration Detention, Private Prisons, and Our Commitment to Justice

We believe that, rather than spending months on a review of private immigration prisons, DHS should be taking bold action now to eliminate the use of private contractors for immigration detention and radically decrease the detention of immigrants, period.

Click here to read more

Anderson and Lindsay

Get to Know our Children’s Case

Each week, in immigration courts across the United States, hundreds of children come before immigration judges and are forced to represent themselves against deportation.

Click here to read more

glenda 2

Good News in our Children’s Case

Our children's case has grown from around a dozen named plaintiffs to a case involving thousands of children facing deportation without an attorney after being granted a certified class

Click here to read more

Portland, Oregon, where Bilal was living safely before being apprehended by ICE.

17 Year Old from Somalia Unlawfully Detained by ICE

On May 3rd, a federal judge in Seattle ruled that ICE had illegally detained Bilal, a seventeen-year-old from Somalia, at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, after arresting him at his high school and taking him away from his foster family, where he was thriving.

Click here to read more

030816 Video Still

Can a 3-Year-Old Represent Themselves in Deportation Proceedings?

The top Department of Justice official in charge of training immigration court judges believes children, even children as young as 3-years-old, can represent themselves in immigration court.

Click here to read more


2015 Year in Review

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project continues to protect individuals from violence, keep families together, and change immigration policies on a national level.  Here are a few highlights from another year of defending and advancing the rights of immigrants.

Click here to read more


Recapping our Evening of Justice at Wing Luke

Check out pictures from our recent Evening of Justice at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle

Click here to read more

Square Logo

NWIRP Receives ACLU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We are honored to be receiving the William O. Douglas Award, the ACLU’s lifetime achievement award, for our three decades of work to ensure that our legal system enforces the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to all people in America.

Click here to read


Recapping our Happy Hour at Icicle Ridge Winery

Pictures and a powerful client story from our happy hour event in central Washington. 

Click here to read

Opinion Piece 9.25.2015

On the Asylum Seeker Crisis in Europe and Limitations of Refugee Protections

How the current crisis in Europe is a tragic reminder of how limited our protections for asylum seekers are in the United States and internationally. 

Click here to read

Featured Speakers Lizbeth and Tania

Our Families, Our Future

This video recaps some of our largest victories from the past year. 

Click here to watch

Immigration Glossary

Immigration Glossary

We've put together a glossary of common immigration-related terms to help you better understand them. 

Click here to read


NWIRP Changes Lives Video

Check out this incredible video featuring interviews with our clients, produced for our 30th anniversary gala. 

Click here to watch 

“Illegal” vs. “Undocumented”: Our Board President’s Perspective

NWIRP Board President Monika Batra Kashyap explains why using the term "illegal" is both legally and morally wrong. 

Click here to read

May Day 2015 Deniz

Pictures from May Day 2015

Our Executive Director shares his thoughts on May Day 2015 and NWIRP's involvement in the peaceful march. 

Click here to view