Maru Mora-Villalpando in her own words

Maru Mora-Villalpando, the 2018 Globalist of the Year, talks about her life and her advocacy in her own words.
Oct 22, 2018

Deadline to comment on Trump “public charge” proposal set

Local service providers said there has been a drop in immigrants accessing public services, as some fear how the change to "public charge" rules would affect their residency status.
Oct 11, 2018

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

Casa Latina’s En Camino Gala

Join us and proudly walk “en camino”—on the road—with the immigrant community. As threats to the immigrant community continue, attending the En Camino Gala is an important act of solidarity, helping raise funds that empower Latino immigrant workers through Casa Latina’s employment, education, and community organizing programs. The evening includes dinner, dancing, live music, and […]
Jul 31, 2018
(Photo by Christina Chung)

Tahmina Talks Immigration: Student visa enforcement ramps up

Trump administration issued a memo earlier this month focusing enforcement on those who overstay or violate student visa rules.
Aug 28, 2018

Raise a Glass for Immigration

Join World Relief for a happy hour fundraiser on behalf of local refugees and immigrants. Meet your neighbors who’ve gone through the U.S. immigration system and gained asylum. Come learn how you can be an ally of neighbors like the parents and children separated at the border. There’ll be beer & wine, snacks, and conversation […]
Aug 6, 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

Thousands gather in SeaTac to protest immigrant family separations

Police estimated about 10,000 demonstrators attended the “Families Belong Together” event in SeaTac — one of more than 750 events taking place in all 50 states — to protest family separation at the border and immigrant detention.
Jun 30, 2018

Three asylum seekers file class action lawsuit to reunite with children

The families, who are from Honduras and El Salvador, will ask the court for permission to represent all parents in Washington state who are separated from their children.
Jun 25, 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

First-generation college students pursue degrees despite obstacles

Each first-generation student’s story, by definition, begins with their parents’ stories. But being the first in your family to be on track to graduate with a four-year degree also comes with obstacles.
Jun 8, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Welcoming Immigrants, June 8th

Explore the Region’s Immigration History and How You Can Help Create a Welcoming Community Help create a more supportive community for immigrants by understanding the issues and opportunities for involvement. Register for June 1st. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, Seattle […]
Apr 23, 2018

Immigration activists form human chain at Seattle ICE offices

The protest called for an end to local agencies' cooperation with immigration enforcement, and protesters formed a human chain in front of Seattle's federal immigration offices.
Jun 5, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Welcoming Immigrants, June 1st

Explore the Region’s Immigration History and How You Can Help Create a Welcoming Community Help create a more supportive community for immigrants by understanding the issues and opportunities for involvement. Register for June 8th. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, Seattle […]
Apr 23, 2018

Civic Trivia – An Enlightening Brunch Event

ACT NOW Mantra Presents: Civic Trivia – An Enlightening Brunch Event The quizmaster for our popular Civic Trivia Brunch is the fabulous Stephanie Thorpe. Stephanie Thorpe is currently a Program Manager at the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.  Prior to joining the City she practiced as an immigration attorney for 10 years. Stephanie […]
May 4, 2018
The International 2014, the fourth annual eSports "Dota 2" championship tournament hosted by Valve Corporation at KeyArena. (Photo by Dota 2 The International via Flickr)

International esports tournament leaves Seattle for Canada

Valve attributed the relocation to Vancouver, B.C. to KeyArena renovations, but last year recurring issues with participant visas spurred rumors that the tournament would leave Seattle.
May 2, 2018

Third DACA decision opens the gate for new applicants

A George W. Bush-appointed judge called the Trump administration's roll back of DACA "capricious and arbitrary."
Apr 25, 2018

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

Washington officially recognizes Cesar Chavez Day

Washington now will recognize and observe the federal commemorative holiday for the labor activist.
Apr 2, 2018