(Photo by Damme Getachew)

Long odds: Defending yourself in U.S. Immigration Court

Why it’s so hard to successfully defend yourself in U.S. Immigration Court — and why so many people do it anyway.
Aug 15, 2016
Handan Shami (second from right) thanks Seattle-area Quakers and others at the Islamic Center of Federal Way. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Near end of Ramadan, a Quaker show of support for Seattle-area Muslims

The show of support counteracts intolerance against Muslims, expressed recently in the form of misinformation and threats to mosques.
Jul 2, 2016
William S. Street, former president of Fredrick & Nelson department store and promoter of the Seattle World's Fair, at a restaurant in Afghanistan during a 1966 expedition to collect mammalian specimens for the Chicago Field Museum. (Photo courtesy Kergan Street)

Pakistani immigrant finds a taste of home at ‘Afghan Cuisine’ in Federal Way

When my friend Kathleen invited me to a Afghan Cuisine and Banquet Hall in Federal Way, the first image that popped into my head was of the ubiquitous Afghan restaurants in Peshawar, Pakistan, where I lived before I came to Seattle. Millions of Afghan refugees fled to Northwest Pakistan after the Soviet War in the […]
Jun 13, 2012