May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines

One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
May 2, 2018

Third DACA decision opens the gate for new applicants

A George W. Bush-appointed judge called the Trump administration's roll back of DACA "capricious and arbitrary."
Apr 25, 2018
Immigrants and asylum seekers released from the Northwest Detention Center find themselves on the street in industrial Tacoma, thousands of miles from home, with few resources. But now welcome center in a 36 foot RV is their to help. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Legal aid program for detained immigrants to be suspended

The program is one of the few resources immigrants in detention have to defend themselves in a court lacking constitutional provisions.
Apr 18, 2018

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

Washington officially recognizes Cesar Chavez Day

Washington now will recognize and observe the federal commemorative holiday for the labor activist.
Apr 2, 2018

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Federal officials target King County over “sanctuary” policies

Department of Justice threatens to withhold grant funds unless King County shows it is not keeping information away from federal immigration authorities.
Jan 24, 2018

Washington legislators scramble to protect DACA student financial aid

Supporters hope that immigrant college students without documentation can still get financial aid — regardless of what happens on the federal level.
Jan 17, 2018

Northwest immigration activist calls her deportation case “intimidation tactic”

Maru Mora Villalpando at a rally in Seattle mused that she was not detained because ICE is afraid that she'll organize from the inside.
Jan 16, 2018

Reuniting with mom and dad in the United States

Jorge Juares and his family took different paths to get to the United States.
Jan 4, 2018

Seeking refuge in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in Hitler’s Austria

Claire Ellinger's family worried until the last minute that they would not make it out of Nazi-era Austria.
Jan 3, 2018

Discovering a U.S. that’s not just a Hollywood image

Claire Komori's first impression of the United States was quite different from what she expected.
Jan 2, 2018

Hugging everybody on her first day in the United States

Mario Godoy-Gonzalez told his wife that some Americans don't like to be kissed and hugged. But on their first day, that went out the window.
Dec 29, 2017

Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry

Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017

Supreme Court allows implementation of Trump travel ban

Opponents of the ban say that Trump, whose two previous travel bans were blocked by lower courts, targeted Muslims.
Dec 4, 2017

UW student detained by immigration denied bond

Bangally Fatty, a University of Washington student, faces deportation and is being held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Nov 29, 2017

Young immigrants ask Reichert to back federal DREAM act

Supporters say in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district there are 1,900 young immigrants enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Nov 16, 2017

Young immigrants reflect on the end of DACA

For these young immigrants, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program brought validation, stability and opportunity.
Oct 25, 2017
A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017