Immigration

In line at a citizenship swearing in ceremony in Tacoma. Immigrants and new citizens are disproportionately targeted by criminals and scammers, advocates say. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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People in the Seattle area’s international community are frequently the targets of crime — everything from break-ins to fraud to human trafficking.

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?

Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

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Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films) Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of...

The author with a baby elephant on a recent trip to India. (Photo courtesy Sudha Nandagopal)

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As a kid growing up in Spokane, I was the one in my family who claimed the mantle of environmentalist. I was the animal enthusiast,...

One of the "pods" at the Northwest Detention Center, where groups of up to 250 detainees are held. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Jose Moreno, who helped organize the original hunger strike in the Northwest Detention Center in March, has been a frequent feature at protests...