Empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are viewed as positive contributors to the state.


To advocate for the rights of all immigrants and refugees and their families

To develop the immigrant and refugee base by supporting the formation of grassroots immigrant and refugee organizations

To promote leadership among all immigrant and refugee communities

To increase public awareness about the contributions of immigrants and refugees as well as the realities of immigration

To foster unity, collaboration and networking among the various immigrant and refugees groups and with the broader community

To empower the immigrant and refugee communities regarding their civil and human rights through education, workshops and community events

1. Immigrants should be treated with dignity

2. Immigrants make Tennessee a stronger, more dynamic state