Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment
Since 2005, AFIRE has endeavored to build the capacity of the Filipino American community to effect transformative social change through grassroots education, action, research, and services. The impetus for AFIRE's creation was the proposed 2005 Sensenbrenner Act (H.R. 4437), which meant to criminalize immigrants based on their immigration status. AFIRE's founders (academics, community organizers, and professionals) framed their advocacy around the tenets of movement building, social justice, and community development.
AFIRE's programs focus on four social justice issues: Civic and Community Engagement; Migration, Immigration, and Integration; Health and Well-being; and Human Rights and Immigration Advocacy.