Irere Unzueta, 29, speaks with reporters at a news conference on Wednesday about her lawsuit against U.S. immigration authorities, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 24, 2016. (Photo by Fiona Ortiz for Reuters.)

Chicago immigrant claims U.S. retaliated over her activism

Ireri Unzueta, who was denied DACA renewal, says she worries other students who speak up about immigration issues could be targeted.
May 25, 2016
2016 Seattle May Day (Photo by DJ Martinez)

Why We March: Snapshots from Seattle May Day

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.
May 1, 2016
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Tentative proposal in children’s lawsuit for right to lawyer in deportation cases

A federal judge in Seattle tentatively proposed which children could join a class action lawsuit on lack of access to legal help in deportation cases.
Apr 21, 2016
Maricela Osorio (right) wipes her eyes after getting emotional addressing a crowd at a rally supporting Obama's immigration actions in front of the federal building in downtown Seattle, while Casa Latina organizer Cariño Barragán (left) comforts her. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Some Seattle families see “glimmer of hope” in Obama’s deferred action programs

Seattle families voiced support this week for President Obama's immigration overhaul that came before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
Apr 20, 2016
Captain Paul McDonaugh, commander of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, talks with Hamza Warsame’s sister, Ikram, as the group stopped in front of the East Precinct building on 12th Avenue. He urged her and her family to share all of their grievances and concerns during their meeting with the Seattle Police Department tonight, according to Ikram Warsame. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Why Seattle refugees don’t trust local government

Three big challenges to our city's commendable efforts to boost civic participation by Seattle refugees.
Dec 18, 2015
Amy Kele, second from right, joined other women in a 100-mile pilgrimage calling for a humane response to families split by immigration laws. The pilgrimage culminated with greeting Pope Francis in D.C. Photo via Marissa Vichayapai.

7-year family separation leads to 100-mile march for immigration reform

Amy Kele, 18, was 11 years old the last time she saw her parents. She joined the pilgrimage of "100 Women 100 Miles" to bring a face to immigration reform.
Oct 8, 2015
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Fewer immigrants filling Tacoma detention center, as doubts grow about new contract

With a big contract in the works, Tacoma detention center for immigrants sits half empty.
Apr 2, 2015
Magdaleno Rose-Avila addresses the crowd at an immigration rally in Seattle in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Rose-Avila)

We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK

With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014
(Photo via Department of Homeland Security)

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
(Photo via Department of Homeland Security)

Qué hacer si eres detenido por oficiales de Inmigración

Información rapida sobre tus derechos como persona no ciudadana.  Read in English  
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New OneAmerica director aims to boost immigrant voter participation

In the past six months alone, big things have started happening for the immigrant community is Seattle. President Obama announced a new deportation deferment policy for undocumented young adults. The Seattle City Council created the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and a new Washington State Voting Rights Act could significantly increase voting participation among immigrant […]
Oct 9, 2012