About Us


Dream. Rise. Organize. Celebrate!

Click here to read about NNIRR in 2016 and plans for 2017.

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. Since its founding in 1986, the organization has drawn membership from diverse immigrant communities, and actively builds alliances with social and economic justice partners around the country. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.


Click here to read about our work in 2015 and plans for 2016.

 Click here to see some photos from NNIRR in 2014!

Click here for a brief info and photos from 2013!

What are we doing?

Continue the fight to roll back immigration enforcement and local police collaboration through 287g and Secure Communities. NNIRR is working with our allies in the immigrant right movement on multiple issues, reinforcing and supporting local and national battles against punitive immigratin enforcement.

Bring the human rights crisis at the U.S.Mexico border to the United Nations Human Rights Council, where migration is a particular focus of investigation and concern. We will also work with allies in the U.S. and internationally to urge universal ratification of the UN Migrant workers CInvention and the new Convention on Domestic Workers from the International Labor Organization.

Publicize the injustices and violations of human rights documented by members of the National Network’s HURRICANE initiative. Our landmark reports have provided critical analysis and spotlighted dangerous trends and practices in immigration enforcement. We will work with local groups to seek congressional field hearings to give voice to affected communities and raise awareness of the need end destructive enforcement policies.

Raising Women’s Voices for Immigrant Justice denounces the disproportionate and devastating impact of current immigration policies and enforcement on immigrant women, and will strengthen resources and tools for organizing and alliance-building. With international partners in the Women and Global Migration Working Group, we are working to lift up gender perspectives in global migration policies and spotlight particular impacts and roles of migrant women.

Through our LGBT Outreach and Immigrant Leadership Development project we have rolled out trainings and dialogues using the Uniting Communities tools, in partnership with the Western States Center. Global perspectives on migration will be the focus of a new report and popular education tools to help members bring a vital concept to the public understanding of the complexities of immigrant rights issues.