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Mission Statement

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. As a multiethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, CHIRLA aims to foster greater understanding of the issues that affect immigrant communities, provide a neutral forum for discussion, and unite immigrant groups to more effectively advocate for positive change.

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- Educates community members about issues that affect immigrants and refugees.

- Organizes immigrants around important social issues.

- Provides legal representation and support network for immigrants and refugees.

- Participates in national, state, and local advocacy to inform public policy on topics that impact immigrant welfare.

- Implements an extensive referral system.

- Works to improve race and ethnic human relations in Los Angeles and other areas throughout Southern California.

- Provides extensive referral services via its bilingual hotline to the immigrant community, service providers and community leaders.

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