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Our Statement on the Supreme Court’s Muslim Ban Decision

We are deeply concerned that thousands who do not have the privilege of strong ties to the United States will be kept out of this country.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Recapping our Evening of Justice at Wing Luke

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

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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.

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Recapping our Happy Hour at Icicle Ridge Winery

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

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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. 

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Our Families, Our Future

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

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Immigration Glossary

Immigration Glossary

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

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NWIRP Changes Lives Video

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

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“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. 

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Pictures from May Day 2015

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

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