The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los
Angeles (CHIRLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to advance the
human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. As a
multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, CHIRLA aims
to foster greater understanding of issues that affect immigrant communities,
provide a neutral forum for discussion, and unite immigrant groups to more
effectively advocate for positive change. CHIRLA’s programs include
coalition-building and convening of organizations, advocacy around issues
affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision and
technical assistance, and organizing and leadership development for immigrant
workers and youth.
CHIRLA's mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. CHIRLA is a California leader with 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 opinion, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights. Guided by power, love, and vision of our community, CHIRLA embraces and drives progressive social change.