Collective People Power

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Year Participated



Oakland, CA


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.


  • Organize and support the defense and protection of immigrants and refugees from deportation, detention, harassment, discrimination and exclusion.
  • Provide space and support for immigrant rights movement organizing and capacity building.
  • Strengthen role and participation in broader alliances and coalitions, including work with allies in labor, faith, women’s and environmental, racial, criminal and health justice arenas.
  • Push back on the racist and xenophobic narrative of division, distrust and hate.
  • Advocate nationally and internationally for the human rights of all migrants and refugees.