Founded 1984. Pursues and defends legal status of low-income immigrants in Washington State.
Primary geographic focus: Washington
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: NWIRP
Tags: Immigration Process
NWIRP promotes justice for low-income immigrants in Washington State by pursuing and defending their legal status. We focus on providing direct legal services, supported by our education and public policy work. Founded in 1984, NWIRP serves low-income immigrants and refugees from more than 100 countries across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Max Rivlin-Nadler
April 19, 2016
Immigrants, over 30,000 of whom are in custody right now, are regularly denied bail bonds or offered bond that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail while they wait for authorities to process their case.
News Story Melissa Hellmann
May 18, 2017
In siding with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the ruling also prevents the department from issuing cease-and-desist letters to similar organizations around the country.
News Story Rachel B. Tiven
May 19, 2017
The Department of Justice is perverting a rule to shut down immigrant-rights lawyers.
News Story Associated Press (AP)
July 24, 2017
In April, the Justice Department told the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project that it cannot provide certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full, formal representation of them in court.
News Story Tania Karas
November 23, 2017
Immigrants with attorneys are four times more likely to be released from detention.
News Story Pilar Marrero
La Opinión (Los Angeles)
January 31, 2018
Aún hay esperanza de una decisión diferente que de la oportunidad a jóvenes que escaparon de las maras.
News Story Heidi Groover
July 13, 2018
Parents detained in Washington state after being separated from their children at the southern border may now be moved to facilities in Texas, where they will be reunited with their kids but remain locked up.
News Story Reuters News Service
July 17, 2018
The families had been separated amid a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, sparking an international outcry. The president ordered the practice stopped on June 20.
News Story Janine Loutzenhiser
February 7, 2019
In a press release sent out by Columbia Legal Services the Yakima County entered a settlement resolving claims brought on by previous cases, Sanchez-Ochoa and Olivera.
Op-Ed Martha Bergmark
September 4, 2014
Voices' ED Bergmark spotlights the work of civil legal aid attorneys, and calls for more resources so thousands of unaccompanied migrant children do not face complicated, high-stakes legal proceedings alone.
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