Adam Smith

Children play at a school financed by U.S. pop star Madonna south of Malawi's capital Lilongwe. Madonna is seeking to adopt a second child from the southern African country. (Photo by REUTERS / Antony Njuguna)

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Because of holes in U.S. immigration laws, thousands of international adoptees might be surprised to discover they aren't citizens.

Seattleites gathered on Feb 3rd to protest the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement still needs to be ratified by member countries. (Photo by Rick Barry)

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Obama's landmark free trade agreement is signed, but not yet sealed or delivered. How will Washington pols vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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Tacoma immigration detention center is one of many private prisons that Sanders wants closed.

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Somali Americans came together with politicians to look for a way to keep remittance money flowing to Somalia in spite of banks' restrictions.

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With a big contract in the works, Tacoma detention center for immigrants sits half empty.

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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House Republicans passed a bill linking Department of Homeland Security funding with moves to undo President Barack Obama's immigration policies.

Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

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  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. "We must shame...

A guard at the Northwest Detention Center, a private facility owned and operated by the GEO Group, on contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Earlier this week detainees at the Northwest Detention Center called an official end to their 56 day hunger strike in protest of conditions at...

Tin ore, along with tantalum and tungsten make up the "3T minerals" found in DR Congo, which are valuable for use in cell phones and computers. (Photo by of Image Journeys Sasha Lezhnev via Flickr)

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Seattle Congressman Adam Smith visited Democratic Republic of Congo, and came back convinced business ties were the best way to end the decades long cycle of war.

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When Washington's congressional districts were redrawn last January, the State Redistricting Commission made a bold move: They split the city of Seattle between two districts...