A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017

Donor covers $125,000 in DACA fees for Washington residents

A private donation will cover the $495 renewal fee for up to 250 Washington residents in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Sep 25, 2017
Outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where immigrants facing deportation are incarcerated, and immigration cases are heard by the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review. (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Northwest Detention Center sued by state over $1-a-day wage

The suit says GEO Group violated state minimum wage laws, after it paid Northwest Detention Center immigrant detainees $1 a day.
Sep 20, 2017

Seattle organizations offer assistance as DACA deadline looms

Immigrants whose coverage by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will expire by March 15 face an Oct. 5 deadline to apply for renewal.
Sep 19, 2017

Judge blocks Burien ballot measure to repeal “sanctuary” policies

The question of whether to repeal Burien's policies prohibiting officials from asking about immigration status or religion will not be on November's ballot.
Sep 18, 2017

Hundreds in Seattle rally in support of DACA

Hundreds gathered at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle hours after the Trump administration announced the pending end of DACA.
Sep 6, 2017

Trump ends DACA

The program allowed young people who arrived in the United States as children without documentation to live and work without fearing deportation.
Sep 5, 2017

Sumas farmworker dies; colleagues fired after protesting working conditions

Sarbanand Farms fired farmworkers and evicted them from their housing, citing a strike that followed the collapse of a blueberry picker who later died.
Aug 10, 2017

Trump-endorsed RAISE Act would hurt economy — and immigrant families

Seattle immigration attorney Tahmina Watson analyzes the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act).
Aug 7, 2017

Translating environment and health for Seattle’s immigrants and refugees

Sophorn Sim's drive to help also stems from a desire for improving environmental equity in South Seattle and other parts of the south end.
Jul 28, 2017

Hundreds become U.S. citizens July 4 at Seattle Center

More than 500 people from 67 countries took the oath to become US Citizens at the annual July 4 ceremony at Seattle Center.
Jul 5, 2017

Could slide in Seattle’s international students continue under Trump?

International Student enrollment at Seattle Colleges has been on the decline — and changes in visa policies under Trump are unlikely to help boost numbers.
Jul 3, 2017

Seattle area reacts to the Supreme Court’s revival of Trump’s travel ban

Seattle organizations and state government officials were disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's travel ban.
Jun 26, 2017

Globalist Youth Apprentice Highlights: Defending yourself in U.S. Immigration Court

The U.S. immigration court and detention system can be a no-man's-land. But we spoke to one man who defended himself and beat the odds.
Jun 12, 2017

3 things humanities international students should know while job hunting

Getting a job is hard for any recent graduate. International students in the humanities need to know their options.

Identifying as an adoptee and an immigrant

Adoptees face a unique struggle to understand who they are. In the current political climate, one adoptee reevaluates what it means to be an immigrant.
May 31, 2017
(Photo by Christina Chung)

International students find hurdles to U.S. employment after graduation

After studying at American universities, international students find barriers and bureaucracy to U.S. employment after graduation.
May 30, 2017

Judge blocks federal restriction on Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

A judge blocked a Justice Department move to stop the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from offering partial assistance in immigration court.
May 17, 2017

Bringing ao dai to America

Nhung Nguyen, founder and owner of Adam Tailoring and Alterations, helps Vietnamese in Seattle get that perfect fit with their Ao Dai.
May 8, 2017