Policy and Advocacy


Join our mission to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. We are the largest immigrant rights organization in California with a national impact. A member-based organization with almost 20,000 members who gives us the power to bring about positive change. Members and staff are the voices of CHIRLA, they are the core actors in the fight for immigrant rights.

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Our Values

Guided by the power of love, wisdom, and vision of community, CHIRLA embraces and drives progressive social change, being part of something meaningful creating a social impact. We organize immigrant youth and families to become leaders while building a sense of community. CHIRLA is a place where people can connect with one another and find support.

Care Deeply for One Another
  • Care for our staff and colleagues
  • A familial culture of love and respect for one another
  • Take time to be present
  • Show love to our Staff, Members, Clients, Supporters, and Volunteers
  • Partner with communities
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships
  • Cultivate curiosity
  • Learn by doing
  • Go the extra mile
Be a Good Neighbor
  • Build a diverse and sustainable community
  • Encourage equality and equity
  • Support and motivate all voices
  • Build leadership and empowerment 
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
Lead the Future Together
  • Be open and accessible
  • Value entrepreneurship
  • Encourage everyone to speak up
  • Inspire through action and change

Who We Are

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986. CHIRLA is a California leader with the national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA organizes and serves individuals, institutions, and coalitions to build power, transform public opinions, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights. 

CHIRLA works with community leaders to advance policy platforms that urge all levels of government to invest in the potential of immigrants and refugees.  CHIRLA fights for equality, inclusion, and representation. We Educate Organize Advocate for the rights of all immigrants.