IROP develops grassroots leadership and organizing skills of immigrants themselves in collaborative efforts to:
- Promote values, laws, and policies that keep families together and reward hard-working, tax-paying immigrant families
- Involve Valley youth in educational and organizing campaigns that promote higher educational opportunities and a secure future for immigrant youth
- Promote public safety of motorists and pedestrians by changing policies that prevent undocumented immigrants from obtaining driver’s licenses
- Educate immigrant and migrant communities about their rights and responsibilities
Today IROP celebrates:
- A successful campaign to prevent the separation of families through outreach and education around statute 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
- A successful public outreach campaign to increase opportunities for higher education for immigrant students, resulting in the enactment of AB540, which makes in-state tuition rates for California’s public colleges available to all resident students, irrespective of documentation status
- Increased participation and voice of former "bracero” farmworkers in an effort to obtain compensation for their work that was not paid to them during the 1942-1964 guest worker program
QUOTE: "Collaboration with leaders and organizers has deepened our understanding that immigration law can be changed by immigrants organizing themselves."—Mark Silverman, staff attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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A project of the Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship—engaging immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the civic life of California’s Central Valley.