Immigration

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.

The boy who painted this visual story dreamed of a world where impoverished ethnic Burmese villagers were considered as worthy of human rights as wealthy city dwellers. (Image courtesy of Erika Berg)

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By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.

An international visitor arriving at Washington Dulles Airport is fingerprinted as part of a system to track undocumented immigrants and prevent visa overstays. (Photo by Dept. of Homeland Security)

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Can unused visas from the 1990's be used to ease the immigration backlog.

Patrice Thomas, left, and Maia Segura discuss community development and diversity at Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

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What the numbers hide when we measure diversity in Seattle.

Detainees inside the women's wing of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma were back on hunger strike for the third time this year, just as ICE announced the facility's contract was up for renewal.