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

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Activists put Northwest Detention Center on trial

With the People's Tribunal, immigration activists seek to put the spotlight on conditions that immigrant detainees face at the Northwest Detention Center.
Feb 20, 2018

Northwest immigration activist calls her deportation case “intimidation tactic”

Maru Mora Villalpando at a rally in Seattle mused that she was not detained because ICE is afraid that she'll organize from the inside.
Jan 16, 2018

Reuniting with mom and dad in the United States

Jorge Juares and his family took different paths to get to the United States.
Jan 4, 2018

Seeking refuge in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in Hitler’s Austria

Claire Ellinger's family worried until the last minute that they would not make it out of Nazi-era Austria.
Jan 3, 2018

Discovering a U.S. that’s not just a Hollywood image

Claire Komori's first impression of the United States was quite different from what she expected.
Jan 2, 2018

Hugging everybody on her first day in the United States

Mario Godoy-Gonzalez told his wife that some Americans don't like to be kissed and hugged. But on their first day, that went out the window.
Dec 29, 2017

Supreme Court allows implementation of Trump travel ban

Opponents of the ban say that Trump, whose two previous travel bans were blocked by lower courts, targeted Muslims.
Dec 4, 2017

UW student detained by immigration denied bond

Bangally Fatty, a University of Washington student, faces deportation and is being held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Nov 29, 2017

Young immigrants ask Reichert to back federal DREAM act

Supporters say in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district there are 1,900 young immigrants enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Nov 16, 2017