While the numbers of unsupervised youth crossing the border from Mexico and Central America has begun to wane in recent weeks, the challenges faced by those awaiting their fates in holding facilities along the border are still very real.
Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.
Seattle's international population is especially vulnerable to hunger — but they're often unable or afraid to access food aid.
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.