Immigration

The author, left, with her great aunt Aucencia Lagunas Aguilar and great uncle Pedro Mansevo in their home in Taxco, Guerrero. (Courtesy photo)

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A group of undocumented youth used an obscure legal process called advanced parole to travel back to Mexico and meet family members for the first time.

Ilhan Omar is poised to become the first Somali American elected to a state legislature. (Photo from Ilhanomar.com)

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Ilhan Omar’s high-profile campaign in Minnesota is "a wake up call” that Washington could have better representation of Somali Americans in politics.

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The White House announced proposed a new visa alternative for international entrepreneurs.

The GEO Group's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Activists also have criticized GEO Group's management of the Northwest Detention Center, accusing it of cutting costs on services for immigration detainees.

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Why it’s so hard to successfully defend yourself in U.S. Immigration Court — and why so many people do it anyway.

Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

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These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.

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More skilled refugees are arriving in our state. But they say cultural barriers keep them out of white-collar jobs that could use their talents.

Cilviana Hernandez (second from left) grew up in a Skagit Valley migrant farmworker family. Now she's part of the film "Every Row a Path" that details the challenges of migrant youth trying to balance work and education. (Photo courtesy Janice Blackmore)

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The film “Every Row a Path,” which screens in Seattle this weekend, shows the challenges of growing up in the fields as a migrant farmworker.

Alejandra Peréz. (Courtesy photo)

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Undocumented student activist Alejandra Pérez encourages her peers to stop hiding and speak up for their rights even though they've been socialized not to.

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Ireri Unzueta, who was denied DACA renewal, says she worries other students who speak up about immigration issues could be targeted.

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For some people seeking refuge or asylum from their countries of origin, Mexico has become not just a stop on the way to the U.S., but a permanent home.

2016 Seattle May Day (Photo by DJ Martinez)

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For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.

Still from "For Here or To Go?"

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Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.

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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.