Burien council candidates supportive of “sanctuary” policies gain lead

A political battle over Burien's “sanctuary” law heavily influenced its city council campaigns and the candidates supporting the law made late gains.
Nov 10, 2017

González, Mosqueda take huge leads for Seattle council seats; Durkan ahead for mayor

Supporters of González and Mosqueda also lauded the increased influence of people of color — especially women of color — in local politics.
Nov 8, 2017

Judge blocks Burien ballot measure to repeal “sanctuary” policies

The question of whether to repeal Burien's policies prohibiting officials from asking about immigration status or religion will not be on November's ballot.
Sep 18, 2017

Burien voters will decide whether to revoke “sanctuary city” law

Burien's "sanctuary city" law — blocking officials from asking people about immigration or religion — will be in the hands of voters.
Aug 8, 2017

Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017

Seattle defies Trump, vows to remain a sanctuary city

Seattle officials say it will retain its "sanctuary" policies and remain a city that welcomes all immigrants.
Jan 25, 2017
Ricardo Lopez and his mother Ana Daysi Guerra De Lopez in their Burien apartment. (Photo by Agatha Pacheco)

Frozen by ICE: Detention centers hold thousands of legal immigrants

Each year thousands of immigrants who are entitled to stay in the U.S. still end up inside of Tacoma's immigration detention center.
Jan 9, 2017