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Mar 18, 2013

5 things you should know about the new immigration bill

The new immigration reform bill is finally here—so what does it actually say? See the full infographic after the jump.
Apr 17, 2013

May Day marchers turn out in force to sway immigration reform

On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and the state of activism today.
May 1, 2013

News Roundup – Diversity in Tukwila, Soda Diplomacy and an Endless War on Terror

(Photo by Erika Schultz/THE SEATTLE TIMES ) Diversity Means Opportunity in Tukwila – From Somalis to Bosnians to Nepalis, Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz put together a brilliant photographic tour of diverse immigrant communities in Tukwila.
May 21, 2013
This photo of a Turkish woman being pepper sprayed by a police officer has become a uniting symbol for the protestors in Turkey. (Photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

What the heck is happening in Turkey?

A small cadre of Turkish Seattleites are organizing support for escalating protests they say are about saving democracy in Turkey.
Jun 5, 2013

6 farmers market alternatives for a diverse Seattle

Seattle has a farmers market scene that would make any green citizen proud. So why are there only white people there?
Jun 18, 2013
From left; first generation Samoan youth Roselle Savea, Naiasolagi Ulusago, Nathan Taupau and Evangeline Taupau at a carwash to benefit the Aso Fitu Samoa Church on the sidewalk of International Boulevard in Tukwila, Wash. (Photo by Ian Terry)

Parents just don’t understand: The immigrant youth experience

Caught between worlds, first generation immigrants from around the globe find community in their alienation.
Jun 19, 2013
The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

State Department to pull controversial anti-terrorism ad campaign

Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad campaign piloted in Seattle this month.
Jun 25, 2013
Eddy Martinez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

Too young to make a difference? Eddy Martinez doesn’t think so

For years, young people have been hearing: “You are too young to make a difference."
Aug 22, 2013
Seattle resident Hawo Abdi Farah, a Somali, is worried about possible bank-transfer restrictions that would affect her ability to wire money to relatives in Somalia. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Bank restrictions threaten Somalia’s remittance lifeline

Immigrants in the Northwest send millions of dollars to relatives Somalia every year. But international banks backpedalling from anti-terrorism laws could cut off the flow.
Sep 13, 2013

Washington volunteer finds grief and solace in Mexican Border town

Nearly half a million people are deported from the U.S. every year. Some end up here, at the tiny Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Nov 20, 2013
Many Uch, who was detained in the INS building before it closed in the late 90's, gives one of the interviews used in "left:behind". (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Dark voices from Seattle’s immigration past

Local artist Morgan Dusatko’s experimental audio tour of Seattle’s old INS building offers a chilling, emotional journey through a facility where thousands of immigrants were once detained.
Dec 6, 2013

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Sahar Fathi

A international lawyer turned policy analyst, Sahar Fathi, is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made.
Jan 16, 2014
More than 500 Muslim Americans gathered in the state capitol in Monday to send a clear message to the Legislature: protect low-income housing, pass the DREAM Act and vote against invasive drone surveillance. (Photo by Atia Musazay)

Muslim Americans flex muscle in Olympia, press for minority rights

Hundreds of Muslims from around Washington gathered at the state capitol Monday with clear messages for their legislators.
Jan 21, 2014
The author and her husband show off their Seahawks pride. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The 12th man has new arrivals to Seattle feeling right at home

How the American football made me feel less foreign.
Jan 31, 2014
Does the Seattle majority fear a Planet of the Apes end game?

No Place Like Home: Apartheid in the Emerald City

White Seattle fancies itself a bastion of multiculturalist progress. Is there something else lurking beneath the surface?
Feb 12, 2014
Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Who’s picking your produce?

Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.
Feb 24, 2014
Protestors from "Not One More" link arms to block vans from leaving the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

Showdown in Tacoma blocks deportations

50 protesters locked down in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma yesterday in what they promised would be the first of many direct actions to block deportations.
Feb 25, 2014

Frustrated with regulations, UW international students turn to illegal work

With international student populations at UW increasing every year, more and more are working under the table to make ends meet.
Mar 18, 2014

WA State Dream Act gives undocumented students a shot at higher education

With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.
Mar 20, 2014