Immigration

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.

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.