Campaigns and Initiatives


Current campaigns and initiatives NNIRR is supporting:

Revitalize, Not Militarize the Border

The Southern Border Communities Coalition launched a campaign to raise awareness about the tragic consequences of border militarization and to call for a new effort to reshape the vital border economy and communities. The campaign was launched with two exciting projects to help raise awareness -- a border "quilt" initiative and a social media-oriented "flower power" project. Click here to learn more about this initiative and learn how you can get involved.


Support US Ratification of UN Migrant Workers Convention

Please join the NNIRR in seeking ratification of the UN Convention on the Protection of Rights for All Migrant workers and Members of Their Families, also known as the Migrant Workers Convention or "MWC".

Sign the Call for Support! Over the coming months (and likely, years) we will be raising awareness among policy makers and the public to urge that the U.S. affirm its commitment to the human rights of immigrants by ratifying the Convention. Our education campaign will make the links between international protections enshrined in the MWC and other international agreements to our own fight for equality and justice for immigrants in this country. And, ratification by the U.S. would send a signal to the rest of world about this country's support for human rights.

Go here for more information and links to the support pledge.

National Prison Divestment Campaign

The National Network has joined a national campaign targeting the private prison construction industry, which promotes and profits from the incarceration of immigrant men, women and children and others in the U.S. and worldwide. Enlace, in partnership with community groups and unions across the US, is calling on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, America’s largest private prison corporations which have profited from billions in taxpayer money. Read more...

Affirm the Dignity & Humanity of All People: Drop the I-word!

The Applied Research Center and have launched a public education campaign to eradicate the use of the word "illegals" from every-day use and public discourse. The i-word is a dehumanizing racial slur that opens the door to racial profiling and violence, and prevents a respectful and genuine debate on immigration. Join NNIRR and urge your co-workers, neighbors, friends, and allies to Drop the I-Word and affirm the dignity and humanity of all people! Read more...