Immigration

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
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Attendees dig in at Eat With Muslims in Kent Friday night. Photo by Daniel Person

‘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.

Attendees dig in at Eat With Muslims in Kent Friday night. Photo by Daniel Person
The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr

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

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

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr
Kids hold a sign at a DACA support rally on September 5. Photo by Sara Bernard

‘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.

Kids hold a sign at a DACA support rally on September 5. Photo by Sara Bernard
Agatha Pacheco

‘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.

Agatha Pacheco
Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, speaks to a crowd of DACA supporters. Photo by Sara Bernard

Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

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

Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, speaks to a crowd of DACA supporters. Photo by Sara Bernard
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr
The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Kent School Board Opts to Stop All International Field Trips

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.

Kent School Board Opts to Stop All International Field Trips

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.

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.

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

Courtesy Lorena Gonzalez

Immigration Agency Puts ‘Shame’ Reports on Hold

The reports were intended to call out those who denied requests to detain individuals without a warrant.

Part of demand letter, in English. Photo courtesy NWDC Resistance

Detainees Launch New Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center

At least 275 detained immigrants are refusing to eat to protest conditions at the ICE facility.

Part of demand letter, in English. Photo courtesy NWDC Resistance
Sound Cities Association Executive Director Deanna Dawson and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speak at a SCA dinner in Kenmore. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kenmore Reporter

Ferguson Releases Guidance on How Washington Cities Can Resist Immigration Agents

At first glance, the report looks like a resistor’s guide to municipal government.

Sound Cities Association Executive Director Deanna Dawson and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speak at a SCA dinner in Kenmore. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kenmore Reporter
Breaking Up With the U.S.A.

Breaking Up With the U.S.A.

Customs founder Allen Huang is moving to Taipei, but for other locals, leaving the U.S. is complicated.

Breaking Up With the U.S.A.
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