Immigration

Maru Mora Villalpando stands outside of the Seattle Immigration Court after her first deportation hearing on March 15, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Anti-ICE Organizer Stands Defiant at Her Own Deportation Hearing

Hundreds gathered in support of Maru Mora-Villalpando outside of Seattle Immigration Court.

 

A pro-immigrant sign at the 
                                2018 Women’s March in Seattle. 
Photo by David Lee/Flickr

Can Immigration Issues Be Fixed at the County Level?

King County establishes new commission to support immigrant and refugee communities.

 

Northwest Detention Center Hunger Striker Released After 20 Days in Solitary

The ACLU-WA filed a lawsuit to uphold Jesus Chavez Flores’s First Amendment rights.

 

Lokesh Marenayakanapalya, a software engineer at F5 Networks, is one of the roughly 30,000 high-skilled Indian green-card applicants throughout Washington. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Birds in a Cage: The Indian Green Card Backlog

Over 300,000 high-skilled workers are stuck in immigration limbo across the country.

Lokesh Marenayakanapalya, a software engineer at F5 Networks, is one of the roughly 30,000 high-skilled Indian green-card applicants throughout Washington. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Immigrant Rights Community Responds to Allegations Against Seattle ICE Attorney

Activists say that Monday’s charges further vindicate their fight against the organization’s tactics.

2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Monserat Padilla, 25, urges U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert to follow through on his noble words about immigration and help pass a ‘Clean Dream Act’ before the end of the year. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Dreamers, Supporters Urge U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert to Move Fast on DREAM Act

The demonstration was one of many recent actions across the nation calling for swift congressional action.

Monserat Padilla, 25, urges U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert to follow through on his noble words about immigration and help pass a ‘Clean Dream Act’ before the end of the year. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office

An End to Private Prisons? Washington Reps Introduce Act to Phase Out Immigration Detention

“Our broken immigration system … is a profit-making enterprise of large, private corporations.”

U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office

‘Eat With Muslims’ Hopes to Clear Up Fears and Misconceptions, One Bite at a Time

Born after the election, the group hosts dinners for non-Muslims to come, eat, and ask questions.

Ferguson Sues Northwest Detention Center Operator Over $1-a-Day Wages

The suit against GEO Group alleges violations of Washington state minimum wage law.

‘It’s Outrageous!’ Ferguson Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Order

On Tuesday, Ferguson said he’d be filing a lawsuit “very, very soon.” On Wednesday, he filed it.

‘My Dreams Are in Limbo’: A Seattle Dreamer Grapples With Her Future

While I am not defined by DACA, much of what defines me is thanks to the Obama-era program.

Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

With legislation, lawsuits, and advocacy, Washington leaders vow to have the last word.

Trump Administration Backs Down on Sanctuary City Bluster. King County Says It’s About Time

The County reaffirms its commitment to immigrants and refugees and is unlikely to lose funding.

Kent School Board Opts to Stop All International Field Trips

Pointing to the federal government’s stance on undocumented immigrants, the board has halted all cross-border travel.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order to Defund Sanctuary Cities

“When cities stand with their immigrant and refugee communities, they win.”

A Seattle Activist Tried to Reach Seattle’s LGBT Immigrants. It Wasn’t Easy.

Jacque Larrainzar found 50-some people to share their stories, providing deep insight into the challenges of gay and transgender immigrants and refugees.

City Council Establishes $1 Million Fund to Help Immigrants With Legal Expenses

The vote comes the same day the King County Council established its own fund.