Margin of error for immigration filings shrinks

A combination of policy memos and budget moves by the Trump Administration suggest a concerted effort to thwart legal immigration
Oct 10, 2018

Trump proposal chills immigrant enrollment in public services

Confusion and fear over a proposed amendment to existing rules on immigration is causing some King County immigrant families to back away from government-funded services.
Oct 3, 2018

Jose Antonio Vargas probes emotional toll of being an “undocumented citizen”

Jose Antonio Vargas' “Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen” focuses on the emotional and personal burden of living as an American while in hiding.
Sep 25, 2018
(Photo by Christina Chung)

Tahmina Talks Immigration: Student visa enforcement ramps up

Trump administration issued a memo earlier this month focusing enforcement on those who overstay or violate student visa rules.
Aug 28, 2018

Seattle preps for Census, says citizenship question could intimidate immigrants

The Department of Commerce, which runs the Census, announced plans to include a new question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics, including Seattle and King County officials, say that could suppress participation in communities of color.
Aug 9, 2018

Three Seattle-area families join new challenge to Trump travel ban in court

Three Seattle-area families are among 15 individuals who are claiming in federal court that the waiver process for Trump's travel ban is too arbitrary.
Aug 1, 2018

More than 18,000 in Seattle caught in citizenship backlog, city says

There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.
Jul 30, 2018

Burien mayor says attacker referenced city’s sanctuary policies

Burien police say an assault on Mayor Jimmy Matta during the Olde Burien Block Party is being investigated as a possible hate crime, because the suspect mentioned the mayor's ethnicity.
Jul 23, 2018

Dispatches from Seattle’s anti-ICE vigil

The Community Alliance for Global Justice is organizing daily vigils from 8-10am through this Friday July 20 at 1000 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle.
Jul 17, 2018

The greatest choice his parents ever made for him

"You go to a store, people try to talk to you, say, "Hey, uh, you can't touch that, you can't touch that." But you can only look at their facial expression, looking like, oh, they're screaming at me, what are they really saying?"
Jul 6, 2018
Danica Groah came to the US from Germany in 2006. (Photo courtesy Danica Groah)

Gambling on returning to United States

"Coming from Germany where there is not a lot of space, we have small cars...the first time I was over here and I look around at this really big Dodge Ram Ford F-150 or whatever driving next to the bus, which is already big and I’m like “Holy sh*t, what is that thing? Is that a tank?”
Jul 5, 2018

A “country girl” from Costa Rica in front of the White House

Isabel Loomis first came to the United States in 1951 for a one-year scholarship program under the Truman Point Four Program in Washington D.C.
Jul 4, 2018

A birthday also becomes her anniversary of arrival

"I moved here on my birthday, so every birthday I also celebrate my anniversary here."
Jul 3, 2018

A 24-hour journey to the United States

Bishara Kharoufeh, 50, was born in Palestine during the 1967 war between the Arabs and the Israelis.
Jul 2, 2018

Thousands gather in SeaTac to protest immigrant family separations

Police estimated about 10,000 demonstrators attended the “Families Belong Together” event in SeaTac — one of more than 750 events taking place in all 50 states — to protest family separation at the border and immigrant detention.
Jun 30, 2018

Seattle church offers sanctuary to father facing deportation

Jose Robles was scheduled to be deported at 6 a.m. Thursday, but will stay at Gesthsemane Lutheran Church as his family works to keep him in the country.
Jun 28, 2018

Artists bring spotlight to global refugee issues in ARTvocacy exhibit

Ten artists from eight countries are featured in the annual ARTvocacy exhibit, showing through the end of the month at A/NT Gallery.
Varisha Khan spoke at a rally protesting the supreme court's ruling to uphold President Trump's travel ban (Photo by Cathy You)

Seattle rallies to #StandWithMuslims as SCOTUS upholds Trump’s travel ban

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign organized a protest and Day of Action on the steps of the US Courthouse in downtown Seattle, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel ban 5-4.
Jun 26, 2018

Three asylum seekers file class action lawsuit to reunite with children

The families, who are from Honduras and El Salvador, will ask the court for permission to represent all parents in Washington state who are separated from their children.
Jun 25, 2018

Inslee announces $1.2M immigration legal grant, as Trump signs reversal on family separation

The announcement came as Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that stops the practice of separating families who enter the country without documentation as parents await asylum or immigration proceedings.
Jun 21, 2018