Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court
by Abigail Leong
The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019
Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees
by Ramona Wadi
The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Feb 20, 2019
Woven Together—Helping Link’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Melanie Roberts and Tanya Dumas
Helping Link continues to provide weekly ESL, citizenship and computer classes as well as information and referral services.
Feb 11, 2019
Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home
by Global Press News Service
The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018
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