Creating an Arizona Where All Immigrants and Their Families Are Safe, Welcome & Valued

A group of ten people posing for a photo outside a PLAN event

Our Mission

PLAN works in solidarity with our local immigrant community to reimagine justice in Arizona.

Focused on the things that matter most

  • Keeping Arizona families together

  • Challenging (and changing) anti-immigrant narratives

  • Building community power

  • Democratizing legal knowledge

An immigrant family standing outside and smiling at a community event in Phoenix

Values that guide us

Centering immigrant voices

We center the voices, experiences, and needs of immigrants and their families when setting priorities and advocating for change.

Acknowledging systems of oppression

Layered systems of oppression impact immigrant justice. To meaningfully advance immigrant justice, we must address systemic injustice. Thus, we are equally committed to racial justice, gender justice, economic justice, and social justice.

Democratizing legal knowledge

We believe that legal information should be accessible to everyone. For those who have been historically excluded from systems of power, the need for a lawyer is a symptom of a deeper root cause of injustice and inequity.

Walking our talk

Our values are more than just words. They’re reflected in the work we do with the community and in our internal systems. We ensure our policies and practices promote and reflect racial and gender equity. We commit to regularly reviewing how well we are holding true to these values.

Our history

November 2016

A group of local lawyers started meeting on Sundays to discuss how we could support local grassroots organizations and historically marginalized populations in our community.

A screenshot of an email from November 14, 2016 from Sabol Dul. The email poses an idea for a network of attorneys to support legal services for communities most at risk as a result of the 2016 presidential election.

Early 2017

Applied for 501(c)(3) status as PLAN.

January 2018

December 2019

Ended successful two-year pilot program with the Florence Project.

March 2020

Hired PLAN’s first Executive Director and co-hosted the first ever Izakaya Night, a Japanese food and whiskey tasting event, with Hawker Street Market to raise funds for PLAN.

Attendees of Izakaya Night enjoying food and conversation

July 2021

Hired Rekha Nair as PLAN’s new Executive Director. Committed to transitioning to a movement lawyering approach in our values and services. 

October 2021

A group of clinic attendees

November 2021

Co-hosted second Izakaya Night fundraiser to raise $76,000.

A group photo of attendees at Izakaya Night

January 2022

Moved into our office space at CO+HOOTS Phoenix.

March 2022

Rekha, PLAN's Executive Director, training a community member

May 2022

Hired a program & development coordinator.

July 2022

Rolled out our first program evaluation.

October 2022

Hosted our first annual immigrant storytelling & art event with generous support from Arizona Humanities.

Attendees of the storytelling event looking at the art on display

Late 2022/Early 2023

Members of Colectivo Capullo seated at a table for a meeting

March 2023

Hired third staff member, an immigration attorney.

May 2023

Launched The Cactus Circle, our monthly giving community.

A PLAN volunteer standing in front of a welcome sign at The Cactus Circle launch event

October 2023

Hosted our second annual storytelling & art event.

The people behind PLAN

PLAN is the collective effort of a lot of folks who care deeply about the experiences, rights, and futures of Arizona immigrants.

A woman talking about her lived experiences as an immigrant in Arizona

Do you dream of an Arizona where immigrants and their families are safe, welcome, and valued?