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


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



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.


Total number of cases closed.

Countries our clients came from.


Languages spoken by our clients.

15, 698

Total number of people served by NWIRP

Cases placed with pro bono attorneys.

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.


Individual, Event (net) and Business Contributions                           $3,5540,593

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

Seattle Office

615 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.587.4009

Toll Free: 800.445.5771

Granger Office

101 Sunnyside Avenue

P.O. Box  270

Granger, WA 98932

Phone: 206.587.4009

Toll Free: 800.445.5771

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