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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

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Purpose and Activities

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was founded as a multiethnic collaborative of advocacy groups, social service providers, policy makers, and legal services organizations dedicated to advancing the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. Formed in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, CHIRLA seeks to protect and empower low-income immigrants and refugees through coalition building, organizing, advocacy and community education. Programs range from information and referral to youth organizing and local, statewide and national policy advocacy. CHIRLA also provides legal services in areas such as worker rights and immigration including citizenship and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). CHIRLA's recent policy and programmatic achievements are listed in Section E2, and include advocacy leadership resulting in an allocation of $15m last year and $30m this year by the State for the One California program that provides grants to organizations for naturalization and DACA services. Last year, 47 full-time staff and 1,000 volunteers served 116,249 individuals, approximately 1/3 of which received direct service in the form of legal assistance or referrals, and the remaining reached through organizing and outreach/education efforts.


Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Public charity




2533 West 3rd St., Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA United States 90057

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