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About the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program

The NC Immigrant Rights Program (NCIRP) seeks to build a community that values the worth and dignity of every person in our state. We organize a multi-racial, cross-class group of people of varied immigration statuses to move our state towards immigrant, racial, and economic justice, knowing these issues and our communities are interconnected.

Community Organizing & Advocacy

We work toward improving the lives of immigrant, working-class and communities of color in North Carolina by working on local issue campaigns, organizing in neighborhoods, and advancing federal, state, and local immigration; racial and economic justice policy reforms that will promote more rights for our immigrant community and more equitable and just lives for all our families. We do this by engaging people in affected communities as well as allies supporting the leadership development of the people we organize, and by constantly bringing new people off the bench and into the game.

Black-Brown Solidarity & Intersectional Networking

We support and work with projects that bring together Black immigrant and non-immigrant community members with Latinx and other immigrant and refugee community members to work around issues of common concern like housing, criminal justice, work-related issues and policy changes. We work toward facilitating social and networking spaces for Black and Brown organizers to connect in the context of multiracial movement-building in the Piedmont Triad and the Triangle by seeking out opportunities to bring organizers together, both one-on-one and in groups.

Equipping Allies for the Movement

We believe in an immigrant rights movement that is led by those who are directly impacted, and we create and promote allyship to support these immigrant-led initiatives. We have worked to organize non-immigrants, Quaker and broader faith communities throughout our history. Presently, we are deepening our work with allies by providing training, political education, and other resources to equip them with the skills, analysis and relationships to support the leadership of undocumented-led organizing efforts, and deepen their own understanding of their stake in a more just world for all.

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News and updates

Terrell Dungee voting registration
NC Immigrant Rights: End of summer update
Posted: Oct 20, 2022
NCIR Defeat Bad Bills
NC Immigrant Rights 2021 Highlights
Posted: Jan 28, 2022
Surveillance Is Trash: Dec. 2021 Group
AFSC South Star Newsletter: Winter 2021-22
Posted: Jan 28, 2022


Sanctuary for Juana

GREENSBORO, NC (May 31, 2017) Instead of getting on a plane to Guatemala as she was ordered to do by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Juana Luz Tobar Ortega instead entered sanctuary at S

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