Immigration

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Members of the Somali diaspora are leaving a Seattle that's increasingly inhospitable for working class immigrants and people of color, and returning to rebuild their homeland.

Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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There’s still time for Legal Permanent Residents to apply for citizenship and vote to choose our next President in November.

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There was a chocolate cake awaiting Sandhya van den Eijkhof in their new Chicago apartment on the other side of a long immigration line.

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Given five years to live after a cancer diagnosis at age 18, Vladmira Behrova immigrated to the U.S., determined to see the world.

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Among Sigrun Woten's first experiences in the United States was hearing the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Aaron Wong recalls his family's reaction to the size of their hotel room and their dinner on their first day in the United States.

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Leona Coakley-Spring, today a Redmond business owner, recalls her first experience of snow and trusting people who took advantage of her as a new immigrant.

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Three big challenges to our city's commendable efforts to boost civic participation by Seattle refugees.

South Vietnamese refugees evacuated on a U.S. Navy vessel during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Thousands of refugees were resettled in the United States. (Photo via U.S. Marines)

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The Vietnamese Friendship Association, founded to help resettle refugees in the 1970’s, says they're ready to help a new wave from Syria.

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Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.

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International Counseling and Community Services, which specializes in mental health care for refugees, has opened a new office in Kent.

Allan Ekberg and De'Sean Quinn are vying to be mayor of Tukwila in a race that's seen a lot of sniping over campaign signs, but not enough substantive talk about representation. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Despite being more than a third of the population, foreign-born residents of Tukwila can't seem to find a place at the table in city politics.

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A King County Library program called The Big Read encourages communities to come together around a book about the Ethiopian immigrant experience.

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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What does immigrant detainment have to do with gender and climate justice? More than you think.

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Amy Kele, 18, was 11 years old the last time she saw her parents. She joined the pilgrimage of "100 Women 100 Miles" to bring a face to immigration reform.

Yeung volunteers at the Somali Community Services Coalition in Tukwila, WA. Photo courtesy of Aaron Yeung.

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If you're curious about which neighborhoods in King County have the greatest concentration of immigrants, the Seattle Times has an interactive map.

Guards book a new detainee into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The facility is run by the Geo Group, a private corrections corporation, on contract from the Department of Homeland Security

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GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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Tacoma immigration detention center is one of many private prisons that Sanders wants closed.

Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

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Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.

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Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.

A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

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European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.