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

Jayapal calls for hearings on separation of asylum-seeking families

Many of the 200 detained immigrants, most of whom are asylum seekers, were mothers separated from their children, according to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
Jun 13, 2018

Immigration activists form human chain at Seattle ICE offices

The protest called for an end to local agencies' cooperation with immigration enforcement, and protesters formed a human chain in front of Seattle's federal immigration offices.
Jun 5, 2018

Five ways Ramadan is different between America and Somalia

Living in a Muslim country is far different from living in a secular one, but this difference becomes especially distinct during Ramadan.
Jun 1, 2018
The International 2014, the fourth annual eSports "Dota 2" championship tournament hosted by Valve Corporation at KeyArena. (Photo by Dota 2 The International via Flickr)

International esports tournament leaves Seattle for Canada

Valve attributed the relocation to Vancouver, B.C. to KeyArena renovations, but last year recurring issues with participant visas spurred rumors that the tournament would leave Seattle.
May 2, 2018

May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines

One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

Third DACA decision opens the gate for new applicants

A George W. Bush-appointed judge called the Trump administration's roll back of DACA "capricious and arbitrary."
Apr 25, 2018
Immigrants and asylum seekers released from the Northwest Detention Center find themselves on the street in industrial Tacoma, thousands of miles from home, with few resources. But now welcome center in a 36 foot RV is their to help. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Legal aid program for detained immigrants to be suspended

The program is one of the few resources immigrants in detention have to defend themselves in a court lacking constitutional provisions.
Apr 18, 2018