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Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

aka CAIR Coalition   |   Washington, DC   |  www.caircoalition.org
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Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

EIN: 52-2141497


Mission

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation in the Capital region area and beyond through direct legal representation, know your rights presentations, impact litigation, advocacy, and the enlistment and training of attorneys to defend immigrants

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Kathryn M Doan

Main address

1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 701

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

52-2141497

Subject area info

Public interest law

Community organizing

Human rights

Immigrants' rights

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

Immigrants

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NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Detained Adult Program

CAIR Coalition staff visit all Maryland and Virginia immigration detention centers and provide the following services to detained adults:

Group Orientations: We provie detained immigrants useful information about their basic rights in Immigration Court, the deportation process, and different defenses against deportation.

Individual Orientations: Staff members and volunteers conduct confidential individual intakes with any unrepresented detained immigrant in their preferred language. We ask people questions to get a sense of their individual story and help them learn about how immigration law may apply to their case.

Connections with Pro Bono Attorneys: If detained immigrants cannot afford an attorney and qualify for a defense against deportation, we will try to connect them with a pro bono attorney to represent them in applying for relief from detention and removal.

Provide Pro Se (self-representation) Assistance: If a detained immigrant cannot afford an attorney and we cannot connect them with a pro bono attorney, we will teach them how to represent themselves.

Send Volunteers to Credible or Reasonable Fear Interviews: We can send volunteers to observe credible and reasonable fear interviews conducted by the local asylum office. These interviews constitute the first step that an arriving asylum seeker takes toward securing protection and safety in the United States.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our services include “Know Your Rights” presentations, individual consultations, and accompanying children to their first immigration court hearing in Arlington, Virginia, or Baltimore, Maryland. We also provide direct representation in removal proceedings to children seeking repatriation, children reunifying from ORR programs in Virginia with family members in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, and to children facing prolonged detention. We serve children through a combination of in-house representation and pro bono placement with local law firms.

We provide legal referrals for children reunifying outside of our local area, post-18 planning services, and social services referrals. In addition, we also provide backpacks to unaccompanied children through the Safe Travels Backpack program and regularly participate in presentations in the community on immigration options for children. Our staff also has a practice manual on representing unaccompanied children which can be found here

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Immigration Impact Lab is CAIR Coalition’s first concerted appellate impact litigation project. Through impact cases in our Lab, we respond proactively to these injustices via appeals on issues that have the potential to improve the law for broad groups of immigrants

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of immigrant children and adults who were provided with direct legal representation in court.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Immigrants in detention with attorneys are 3.5 times more likely to be granted bond and up to 10.5 times more likely to establiahs a right to remain in the U.S. than those without representation.

Number of immigrant children and adults who received Know Your Rights presentations.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CAIR Coalition's Social Services Program endeavors to provide a holistic model of service that addresses our client's legal, as well as social services needs.

Number of Detention Hotline calls answered.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our free Detention Hotline helps connect immigrants in detention with CAIR Coalition staff and other legal service providers.

Number of pro bono hours contributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CAIR Coalition partners with law firms, corporate legal departments, and law school clinics to expand our reach and provide tens of thousands of hours of free legal assistance to immigrants.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition is aiming to ensure equal justice for all immigrant men, women, and children at risk of detention and deportation in the DC metropolitan area and beyond.

Our strategies for ensuring equal justice for all immigrant men, women, and children include direct legal representation of detained immigrant men, women and children, know your rights presentations, impact and advocacy work, and the training of attorneys defending immigrants in the immigration and criminal justice arenas.

Having highly skilled attorneys and support staff in the field of immigration law and detention work as well as support from our pro bono partners.

CAIR Coalition is continuing our working to increase the number of individuals we are able to provide with pro bono legal representation while also working to decrease the number of non-citizens that enter the immigration system.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.82

Average of 3.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.8

Average of 2.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $519,208 $124,649 $29,014 $968,785 $1,755,323
As % of expenses 14.2% 2.2% 0.4% 13.6% 20.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $505,305 $98,069 -$1,745 $936,252 $1,682,062
As % of expenses 13.8% 1.7% 0.0% 13.1% 19.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,530,567 $5,872,100 $6,789,738 $8,220,603 $10,074,941
Total revenue, % change over prior year 76.5% 29.6% 15.6% 21.1% 22.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 57.4% 62.3%
Membership dues 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.5% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 32.1% 37.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,644,855 $5,648,473 $6,852,530 $7,136,122 $8,648,357
Total expenses, % change over prior year 69.9% 55.0% 21.3% 4.1% 21.2%
Personnel 73.4% 74.9% 81.0% 82.1% 80.4%
Professional fees 11.7% 9.6% 8.2% 6.4% 6.7%
Occupancy 6.3% 6.2% 5.2% 6.0% 6.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 8.6% 9.3% 5.6% 5.5% 6.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,658,758 $5,675,053 $6,883,289 $7,168,655 $8,721,618
One month of savings $303,738 $470,706 $571,044 $594,677 $720,696
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $22,107 $57,957 $0 $731,242 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,984,603 $6,203,716 $7,454,333 $8,494,574 $9,442,314

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.3 1.4 2.3 2.7 4.8
Months of cash and investments 3.3 1.4 2.3 2.7 4.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.2 2.2 1.9 2.2 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $991,721 $637,748 $1,297,000 $1,632,532 $3,462,712
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $686,965 $1,434,819 $1,538,484 $1,410,177 $2,021,437
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $75,177 $133,133 $133,133 $864,376 $872,008
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.5% 54.7% 77.8% 15.7% 24.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.2% 22.1% 45.1% 32.5% 60.8%
Unrestricted net assets $1,008,602 $1,106,671 $1,104,926 $2,041,178 $3,723,240
Temporarily restricted net assets $550,041 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $550,041 $649,019 $557,213 $672,909 $344,166
Total net assets $1,558,643 $1,755,690 $1,662,139 $2,714,087 $4,067,406

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Kathryn M Doan

Kathy Doan, Esq., Executive Director, joined CAIR Coalition in 2008. Prior to CAIR Coalition, she was the Deputy Director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in Washington, DC, where she also managed the agency's Immigration Legal Services and Community Support Services programs. Kathy received her B.A. in history from Cornell University and is a graduate of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. Kathy has served the immigrant community in various capacities for more than 20 years. In October 2010, she was awarded the CORO (Community, Outreach, Recognition and Opportunity) Award by the District of Columbia Courts for her “commitment and demonstrated excellence in providing legal services to the Latino community."

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Board of directors
as of 03/19/2024
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.

Contractors

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