About Us
We promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the U.S and defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees.

Dream. Rise. Organize.

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.

Read about NNIRR’s work in 2019 and plans for 2020, a pivotal year for our immigrant communities. We have much at stake in ensuring an inclusive count for Census 2020 and the outcome of the presidential elections.

What We Do

Advocate for rights and justice for more than 35 years... 

NNIRR has worked tirelessly for fair and just immigration policies since its founding in 1986, and continued to support and strengthen the movement for immigrant rights in the U.S. and across the globe. Among our accomplishments over the years, NNIRR has …

Efforts based on the principles of equality and justice

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists.

Working for rights and justice for more than 30 years... 

In 1986, a diverse group of grassroots community groups and faith, labor and civil rights leaders who met during the campaign for immigration reform—that would eventually give us the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, or IRCA—formed the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights.

Meet the folks that make it all possible

Our team members work tirelessly to expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

Providing insight and experience

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights relies on the experience, vision, and leadership of its Board of Directors to provide the organization with responsible governance.

About the Artist

Much of the art you will see on the website was created by the incredibly talented artist and our friend and colega, Favianna Rodriguez.