Trump transition memo offers glimpse into immigration, border plans
The request included assessment of the capacity to build a border wall and to expand immigrant detention.
Jan 3, 2017
A sleepless first night in the United States
by Elizabeth Alvarado
His first night in the U.S. was at the home of some friends of the family. It wasn't a warm welcome.
Dec 30, 2016
A restaurant wall says a thousand words
by Aaron Huang
Tired of being shaken down in Greece for running a food stand, a family moves to Seattle.
Dec 28, 2016
Fear in the homeless shelter: ‘Trump is going to deport me’
by Sarah Stuteville
A recent visit to Bread of Life mission in Seattle revealed a homeless-outreach organization with peculiar challenges facing foreigners these days.
Nov 11, 2016
Walls vs bridges: Why I’m voting for immigration reform this November
by Tahmina Watson
A new report outlines the huge positive impact immigrants have on Washington state's economy. They deserve a functional immigration policy.
Oct 18, 2016
Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.
by Goorish Wibneh
There's a strikingly simple solution for the black student achievement gap in Seattle schools: recruit more black teachers.
Oct 13, 2016
Federal court rejects immigrant children’s class action suit
by Venice Buhain
Appeals judges rejected a class action lawsuit which claimed that undocumented immigrant children should have a right to a lawyer in deportation hearings.
Sep 21, 2016
Undocumented students go “back home” to Mexico for the first time
by Esmy Jimenez
A group of undocumented youth used an obscure legal process called advanced parole to travel back to Mexico and meet family members for the first time.
Long odds: Defending yourself in U.S. Immigration Court
by Damme Getachew
Why it’s so hard to successfully defend yourself in U.S. Immigration Court — and why so many people do it anyway.
Aug 15, 2016
Seattle undocumented immigrants frustrated by Supreme Court impasse
by Venice Buhain
Immigrants and officials expressed disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 tie that froze Obama's 2014 immigration actions.
Jun 23, 2016
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Alejandra Pérez
by Jose Mariscal-Cruz
Undocumented student activist Alejandra Pérez encourages her peers to stop hiding and speak up for their rights even though they've been socialized not to.
Jun 20, 2016
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
U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids
Reuters reports that raids are slated for May and June and would follow several months after a two-day sweep in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
May 12, 2016
Yes, there is such a thing as a secular Muslim
by Mohammed Kloub
Tons of Americans are nominally Christian, but don’t actually practice the religion. So why is it so hard for secular Muslims to pull off the same thing?
Mar 30, 2016
Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people
by Hamda Yusuf
Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people.
Mar 13, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court to take up Obama immigration action
U.S. Supreme Court will decide the legality of President Obama's action to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Jan 19, 2016
A first day in the U.S. with birthday cake
by Ashley McCuen
There was a chocolate cake awaiting Sandhya van den Eijkhof in their new Chicago apartment on the other side of a long immigration line.
Jan 1, 2016
A German arrives in the U.S. at its most tragic moment
by Kayla Roberts
Among Sigrun Woten's first experiences in the United States was hearing the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Dec 30, 2015
Bahamian businesswoman overcomes first days of hardship
by Starla Sampaco
Leona Coakley-Spring, today a Redmond business owner, recalls her first experience of snow and trusting people who took advantage of her as a new immigrant.
Dec 28, 2015