Supporting the Rights of Immigrants

Whether you're a first-time or renewing member, joining CHIRLA is an expression of your support for the rights of immigrants.

Membership dues support CHIRLA and CHIRLA Action Fund’s advocacy and political empowerment campaigns. Members also get involved in all CHIRLA activities, whether visits with legislators, protest marches or cultural celebrations, to influence the political process in favor of policies and laws that benefit immigrants. Members are the voice of CHIRLA. They are the core actors in the fight for immigrant rights.

Members take part in leadership development, organizing or media training sessions that better prepare them to advocate for immigrants in the halls of power. Membership creates a space for people to feel empowered and become community leaders. 

All memberships, whether individual, family or ally, support the work of both CHIRLA and the CHIRLA Action Fund.

What Our Members Are Saying

"I have been a part of the CHIRLA movement for more than ten years ... I am proud to be part of the CHIRLA family and appreciate their human affection and vibrant migratory force."
- Axel, CHIRLA member since 2008


Member Benefits

Individual members: $25

Individual membership means access to unique programs and benefits:

  • Dual membership card
  • Low-cost legal services
  • Low cost notary services
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Internships and scholarships for students
  • METRO fare discount
  • Access to bike-sharing program
  • Skills training and leadership development workshops
  • Advocacy trips to meet with elected officials

Family membership: $60

A family membership means access to all individual member benefits plus:

  • Special rate for families
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Free access to member events
  • Exclusive events with families in mind
  • Discount or free tickets to sporting and cultural events (theater, cinema and concerts)

Supporter membership: $100

A supporter membership reflects a community commitment to a movement that fights for rights of immigrants, builds power and creates change. A supporter membership means access to all above benefits plus: 

  • Annual community events
  • America; I Too DVD
  • Member email newsletter
  • Mention in the CHIRLA and CHIRLA Action Fund websites

Terms and Conditions. CHIRLA membership is open to anyone who believes in the importance of social justice and supports an immigrant community. who embodies diversity, equality and inclusion. By becoming a member, you agree to uphold the rights of immigrants. As a member, you will receive access to CHIRLA's legal services and educational resources. events throughout the year and additional benefits. The membership fee will be divided equally between CHIRLA (501 c3) and the CHIRLA Action Fund (501 c4) to support our members' programs and services, as well as to support policy advocacy.