2019

impact report

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Letter from the Board President and Executive Director

WAMAITHA KIARIE

&

JORGE L. BARÓN

In 2019, our clients faced enormous challenges from the current racist and xenophobic Presidential Administration. From unprecedented human rights abuses at the southern border to an unconstitutional new wealth test for immigrants, the year was further proof that the United States’ immigration system is rooted in White supremacy.

NWIRP’s 2019
Impact by the Numbers

Employment authorization cards approved for neighbors and immigrants wanting to work in our communities

Lawsuits and complaints filed to challenge unjust laws and policies

26

109

Community education outreach events

Community members served through community education

11,518

Total number of community members provided direct immigration and legal services.

Total number of cases opened.

4,244

Total number of cases closed.

Countries our clients came from.

160

Languages spoken by our clients.

15,698

Total number of people served by NWIRP

Cases placed with pro bono attorneys.

NWIRP’s 2019
Impact by the Numbers

Employment authorization cards approved for neighbors and immigrants wanting to work in our communities

Lawsuits and complaints filed to challenge unjust laws and policies

26

Community education outreach events

109

Community members served through community education

Total number of community members provided direct immigration and legal services.

11,518

Total number of cases opened.

Total number of cases closed.

4,244

Countries our clients came from.

160

Languages spoken by our clients.

Total number of people served by NWIRP

15,698

Cases placed with pro bono attorneys.

Pro Bono
Spotlight

 

Thank You!

Every story in this report happened because of the work of this community. From the brave immigrants who faced overwhelming injustices in their pursuit of safety and security, to the supporters who provided their time, talent, or treasure to connect these community members to important resources.

From all of us at NWIRP, we would like to say thank you.

Financials

 

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Individual, Event (net) and Business Contributions $3,540,593
Foundation Grants $2,498,498
Government Grants and Contracts $6,061,331
Additional Revenue (Earned Income, Investments, Fees, etc) $287,181
Donated Services $4,049,817
Total  $16,437,420
Program Services $10,229,377
Management and Administration $1,360,491
Fundraising $734,277
Donated Services $4,049,817
Total  $16,373,962

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Luanda Arai, President

Susi Collins, Vice President

Elisabeth Burgess Choi, Secretary (2020 Vice President Elect)

Sok Pok, Treasurer

Richa Arora  (2020 Secretary Elect)

Paul Castañón* (2020 Treasurer Elect)

Renata Garcia

Dave Heiner

Wendy Hernandez*

Monika Batra Kashyap

Wamaitha Kiarie (2020 President Elect)

Kristen Kussman

Sara Litt

R. Omar Riojas

*2020 Board Members

Seattle Staff

A.J. Johnson
Aaron Korthuis
Alexis Rufi
Anarose Reardon-Helferd
Annie Farber
Ashley Piper
Audrey Gilliam
Bruce Yasutake
Bruna Estrada Fortanelli
Carolina Gómez
Chiyo Crawford
Chris Strawn
Christopher Collado
Cristal Ramos
Dani Palacios Mendez
Daniel Pérez
Denisse Guadarama
Deniz Uysal-Ferré
Dustin Hovda

Eithne Leahy
Elizabeth Eisenberg
Emiko Smukler
Guadalupe Ramirez
Henry Hwang
Janice Murray
Jenny Mashek
John Sparks
Jordan Wasserman
Jorge L. Barón
Kaitlyn Schroeder
Kayley Bebber
Kevin Haag
Kevin Hollinz
Kevin Nuñez
Lisseth Gaspar
Lizeth Garcia
Lorena Reinert
Maggie Cheng

Maha Khalil
Malou Chávez
Maria Kolby-Wolfe
Margot Adams
Marissa Busch
Matt Adams
Meghan Casey
Melissa Vue
Merkys Gomez
Michele Suarez
Miguel Rivas Pérez
Miriam Cervantes-Gomez
Mozhdeh Oskouian
Natasha El-Sergany
Omar Haggag
Pragya KC
Rachael Scheibert
Rachel Rubinstein
Raul Alvarez

Rebecca Neff Brown
Reyna Carmona
Rocio Martinez
Roxana Rahmani
Rus Batten
Sara Flores
Sefanit Ghezahegn
Sofia Velling
Stacey Nakagawa
Stephanie Michael
Stephanie Martinez
Sydney Maltese
Taylor Bischot
Tess Duong
Vanessa Arias
Yesenia Bosch Ramos
Yessenia Medrano
Margaret Gaffney

Wenatchee Staff

Adele Eslinger
Alex Romero
Bethany Eichler
Carmela Mendez
Cecilia Anguiano
Christine Trigg
Chrystal Arceo-Rosales
Favio Perez
Grant Reichert
Janet Moran
Madeline Wilson
Sylvia Montes
Taylor Kenck
Teresa Smith
Vanessa Gutierrez

Tacoma Staff

Aliah McCord
Alison Hollinz
Andrea Lino
Anne Recinos
Bill Schwarz
Camila Maturana
Chris Stanislowski
Elizabeth Benki
Emma Reckart
Gina (Virginia) Cole
Jenifer Becerril Pacheco
Jenna Golan-Strieb
Jessie Rehms
Joseph Choe
Julie Braker
Karina Perez-Gonzalez
Lesly Avila
Lisa Herrera
Maria Cordoro-Miranda
Mariah Ferraz
MariaJose Cordero
Nicolas McKee
Olivia Saldaña Schulman
Stacy Kowalski
Suresh Sampath
Tim Warden-Hertz
Will Lopez
Xiomara Uran

Granger Staff

Adela Ruiz
Betsaida Chavez Garcia
Brittany Given
Eilish Villa Malone
Irma Ramos
Keally Cieslik
Laura Contreras
Norma Gutierrez
Stephanie McAloon
Vanessa Montoya
Yoselyn Ceja Lopez

Seattle Office

615 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.587.4009

Toll Free: 800.445.5771

Granger Office

121 Sunnyside Avenue

Suite 146

Granger, WA 98932

Phone: 509.854.2100

Toll Free: 888.756.3641

Wenatchee Office

620 N. Emerson Avenue, Suite 201

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Phone: 509.570.0054

Toll Free: 866.271.2084

Tacoma Office

1119 Pacific Avenue, #1400

Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 206.816.3893

Toll Free: 877.814.6444

 

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