A driver displays sample passport cards and Washington state enhanced IDs, which are acceptable at the 'Ready Lane' at the border crossing between Washington and British Columbia. (Photo by U.S. Embassy in Canada, via Flickr.)

New state proposal would still allow undocumented immigrant drivers

State lawmakers want to keep questions about citizenship optional for standard Washington driver's licenses and ID cards.
Jan 28, 2015
Border Patrol Agent Mike Burmudez at a command center along the Canadian border in Blaine, Washington. (Photo by Eroyn Franklin)

Judge rules gadgets are fair game in warrantless border searches

If you come with 100 miles of the Canadian border, the government can search your phone or laptop without cause.
Jan 1, 2014
Preschool teacher, Claire Tuchel (left) and Evergreen College student, Sierra Brown, on to the "Cascadia Freedom Caravan," bus headed to Arizona for a "Tear Down The Walls" gathering of activists this weekend. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

Cascadia activists head south to “tear down walls” on Arizona border

A group of Northwest activists are headed to the Mexican border on a nine-day bus trip, dubbed the “Cascadia Freedom Caravan.”
Nov 1, 2013
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Mexicans wait in limbo after failed border crossings

The illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. can be dangerous, expensive and terrifying for thousands of Mexicans walking across the Arizona desert each year. Facing possible sexual assault and death from dehydration, the most devastating turn comes when they are picked up by border patrol and sent back over the border. Rachel Alexander […]
Aug 27, 2012
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Is Washington the next Arizona? Report cites Canadian border abuses

Blaine, just south of Washington’s US-Canada border, evokes images of pastoral farmland back-dropped by mountains, Boundary Bay views and the idyllically named Peace Arch Park. The worst case scenario for most Seattleites headed to the area is a traffic jam on the way to Canada. But a newly released report, published by the immigrant advocacy […]
Apr 18, 2012