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

Refugees and immigrants grow homeland foods at Kent community garden

A Kent parking lot has turned into a sustainable urban garden where refugees and immigrants can grow the foods that remind them of home.
Apr 16, 2018

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

Washington officially recognizes Cesar Chavez Day

Washington now will recognize and observe the federal commemorative holiday for the labor activist.
Apr 2, 2018

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Activists put Northwest Detention Center on trial

With the People's Tribunal, immigration activists seek to put the spotlight on conditions that immigrant detainees face at the Northwest Detention Center.
Feb 20, 2018

Federal officials target King County over “sanctuary” policies

Department of Justice threatens to withhold grant funds unless King County shows it is not keeping information away from federal immigration authorities.
Jan 24, 2018

Washington legislators scramble to protect DACA student financial aid

Supporters hope that immigrant college students without documentation can still get financial aid — regardless of what happens on the federal level.
Jan 17, 2018

Northwest immigration activist calls her deportation case “intimidation tactic”

Maru Mora Villalpando at a rally in Seattle mused that she was not detained because ICE is afraid that she'll organize from the inside.
Jan 16, 2018