Fighting for the Human Rights of Immigrants for over 25 Years

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights was established in 1986, bringing together grassroots community, religious, labor, civil rights and legal organizations to help build a social movement in support of the rights of immigrants and refugees. These activists and organizations, led by diverse, immigrant community-based leaders and institutions, had coalesced over a three to four year period as they organized against restrictive immigration policy proposals and practices. Today, NNIRR includes more than 250 different organizations and activists with a shared goal of promoting migrant rights in the U.S. and around the globe.

On November 5, 2011, NNIRR celebrated 25 years in the struggle for immigrant rights!

Our evening celebration at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center brought together almost 200 members, friends and allies. Our international menu, cultural performances, program, honorees, silent auction -- and dancing -- provided a warm and entertaining environment for all.

Read our 25th anniversary greeting and reflection here.

Click here to read about the wonderful organizations honored at our event.

View photos from our gala event posted on our Facebook page.

Read NNIRR's first 25 years: A chronology of activities, issues and struggle for the human rights of all migrants, appearing in NNIRR's 25th anniversary commemorative program book.