Changing names is just one cost of immigrant life in the U.S.
by Zijun Cathy You
Many choose to adopt American names to fit in, but immigrants often feel further pressure to change their entire lifestyles: what they eat, how they dress and how they speak.
Nov 20, 2018
Margin of error for immigration filings shrinks
by Tahmina Watson
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
by Aliah Elaoud
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”
by Annie Kuo
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
Tahmina Talks Immigration: Student visa enforcement ramps up
by Tahmina Watson
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
by Rahwa Hailemariam
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
by John Stang
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
by Globalist Staff
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
by Venice Buhain
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
by Gavin Amos-Lopez
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
by Ryan Phelan
"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
Gambling on returning to United States
by Zach Jablonski
"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
by Makenna Dreher
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
by Judy Furlong
"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
by Bryan Nakata
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
by Jovelle Tamayo
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
by Jovelle Tamayo
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
by Kimberly Westenhiser
Ten artists from eight countries are featured in the annual ARTvocacy exhibit, showing through the end of the month at A/NT Gallery.
Seattle rallies to #StandWithMuslims as SCOTUS upholds Trump’s travel ban
by Jessica Partnow
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