Immigrant detainees in the Northwest are caught between an antagonistic federal agency, a profit-hungry corporation and a dysfunctional do-nothing Congress.
Preparations are underway for local organizations to provide support for the 600 minors who may arrive in Washington in coming weeks.
Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Edward Murray introduced Cuc Vu as the new acting director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). Vu will be taking the place of Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta.
Iraqi refugees in the Northwest are quick to downplay the sectarian divisions that are causing fault lines in their home country.
The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?