Cybersecurity and Technology Futures – State and Homeland Security

Join us for engaging discussions with leaders from business, government, and academia on the latest developments in cybersecurity and technology issues. Enjoy an opportunity to network with speakers and colleagues at the conclusion of each lecture. All are welcome! This is the fifth event in a series on Cybersecurity and Technology Futures. This event will […]
Apr 2, 2019

Homeland Security Seeks Comments on Immigration Policy Changes

Asian Counseling and Referral Services encourages people to comment on proposed immigration policy changes.
Nov 16, 2018

U.S. Customs proposes adding social media information to visa applications

Critics say though the social media information is optional under the proposal, many would provide it for fear of being denied entry to the U.S.
Jun 29, 2016

Feds set 2018 deadline for REAL ID at airport security

Proof of citizenship or U.S. residency isn't required for a standard Washington driver's license. The airport security rules will be enforced in 2018.
Jan 11, 2016

Feds say WA drivers licenses won’t be good enough for airport security

U.S. residency or citizenship isn't required for standard Washington drivers licenses, meaning they soon won't be accepted at airports or federal buildings.
Oct 29, 2015

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
Protestors mimic force-feeding detainees at an August 2nd demonstration at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo from NWDC Resistance Facebook Page )

Tensions rise at Tacoma detention center, with little room for negotiation

Immigrant detainees in the Northwest are caught between an antagonistic federal agency, a profit-hungry corporation and a dysfunctional do-nothing Congress.
Aug 7, 2014
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
Many Uch, who was detained in the INS building before it closed in the late 90's, gives one of the interviews used in "left:behind". (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Dark voices from Seattle’s immigration past

Local artist Morgan Dusatko’s experimental audio tour of Seattle’s old INS building offers a chilling, emotional journey through a facility where thousands of immigrants were once detained.
Dec 6, 2013

What to do if you’re stopped by Immigration officers

A quick guide to your rights as a non-citizen living in the US.  Leer en Español
Mar 18, 2013

Qué hacer si eres detenido por oficiales de Inmigración

Información rapida sobre tus derechos como persona no ciudadana.  Read in English  

ICE exaggerating number of people deported, says transparency group

A Syracuse University-based transparency group released the results today of a two year long Freedom of Information struggle with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The startling data, based on case-by-case numbers of immigrants apprehended, detained and deported by ICE in 2005 appears to show that agency vastly over-reported these numbers in official statements. The new records show […]
Jan 4, 2012