It was a festive and busy weekend here in Seattle. The Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (NWIIRP) celebrated 29 years of dedication to immigrants, while APIChaya held its annual auction and dinner.
NWIRP celebrated its 29th birthday at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle on Friday 26th April. The event was jam packed with over 500 guests. The Director of NWIRP Mr. Jorge Baron delivered an energic and exciting speech which included information about some outstanding accomplishments in the last year. Among the achievements, NWIRP won a landmark case which will pave the way to allow legal representation in immigration court for anyone with a mental disability.
With comprehensive immigration reformon the horizon, the atmosphere and mood was charged. The American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, Washington Chapter, was one of the sponsors of the evening. The generous attendees helped raise about $100,000.00! It was a fun evening seeing some old and new faces. Watson Immgiration Law wishes NWIRP a successful year ahead. Tolearn more about NWIRP, you can visit www.nwirp.org.
My favorite non-profit organization APIChaya held its annual auction and dinner on Saturday April 27 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle. The event was a total sell out days before the event! The who’s who of the South Asian and Asian community in Seattle all turned up! With the goal of helping the organization continue to help victims of domestic abuse, the room of full of people were able to raise almost $90,000.00 in a matter of minutes. The total amount is yet to be known for a few weeks when final calculations will be revealed. Watson Immigration Law wishes APIChaya continued success. To learn more about APIChaya, here is their website www.apichaya.org.