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Common Ground | Immigrant Rights office celebrates first anniversary

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A small crowd gathered Thursday night at the Wenatchee Community Center to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s local office.

Jorge Barón, NWIRP’s executive director, said it is the only organization that does comprehensive legal services for immigrants in this state, protecting safety, helping families and giving individuals an opportunity to succeed in this country.

Right now, the local office is handling 285 cases with a backlog of 137. Barón said they don’t have the financial…

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