Margin of error for immigration filings shrinks

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

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

The South Sound’s key role in Korea diplomacy

The South Sound region has military and community ties to the Korean Peninsula, and the sometimes unpredictable diplomatic developments between North Korea, South Korea and the Trump administration would have an effect on the region.
Oct 1, 2018

More than 18,000 in Seattle caught in citizenship backlog, city says

There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.
Jul 30, 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

What Trump’s support for Israel means for Seattle’s Jews

As the Trump administration prepares to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, American Jews are far from unanimous about the president's policies.
Apr 18, 2018

Feds shut down Russian consulate in Seattle

White House expels Russian diplomats after an attempted assassination of a Soviet-era spy in London.
Mar 27, 2018

Trump-endorsed RAISE Act would hurt economy — and immigrant families

Seattle immigration attorney Tahmina Watson analyzes the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act).
Aug 7, 2017

Judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’

Seattle had filed a similar lawsuit challenging Trump's order to withhold funding from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Apr 25, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia, which received warning ahead of the strike, has military advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.
Apr 7, 2017

U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack

President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017

Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support

Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017

Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal

A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017

Trump signs revised travel ban

Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.
Mar 6, 2017

Somali man greeted at SeaTac during court-ordered hold on Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide on Tuesday whether to reinstate Trump's travel ban.
Feb 6, 2017

Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders

With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017

This is not a test

The U.S. has a history of persecution and unlawful detention of minority residents. That's why Japanese Americans should stand up for Muslims today.
Jan 30, 2017

Thousands in Seattle protest for a second night against Trump’s immigration policies

The demonstration in Westlake Park on Sunday came a day after a protest at Sea-Tac airport against President Donald Trump's immigration ban.
Lorena Gonzalez at a press conference at Seattle Center, before being sworn in to the Seattle City Council. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle ‘Welcoming City’ resolution includes plan for push back on federal orders

A "Welcoming City" resolution reinforces Seattle's commitment to immigrants — including forming a team specifically to respond to federal orders.
Jan 29, 2017