Trump signs revised travel ban

Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.
Mar 6, 2017
Joseph Castleberry, president of Northwest University, in an interview with Spanish-language KNTS Radio Luz in Seattle (Courtesy photo by Chuck Olmstead)

Can religion bridge the divide over immigration policy?

Northwest University, a private Christian college in Kirkland, is hosting a symposium of immigration experts in hopes of finding common ground across political divides.
Feb 23, 2017

Is DACA over? 5 questions for an immigration attorney

Does Daniel Ramirez Medina's case affect others in Deferred Action? Should people still apply? We asked an immigration attorney these questions and more.
Feb 22, 2017
Campaign posters of Mahinda Rajapaksa with the eyes scratched out. (Photo by Indi Samarajiva)

I fled to the U.S. after my government threatened my life. Trump’s got me worried.

What can America learn from the successes and failures of Sri Lankans who opposed a corrupt, racist, power hungry president?
Feb 15, 2017

Immigrant in Deferred Action program arrested by ICE in Seattle

A 23-year-old man who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was taken into custody by immigration officers on Friday.
Feb 14, 2017

Trump loses appeal; court declines to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court declined to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Feb 9, 2017

‘Avenidas y Generaciones’ contrasts Latino American experiences through art

Free show at the Washington State Convention Center features a diverse group of artists from the contemporary Pacific Northwest Latino/a art scene.
Feb 7, 2017

Somali man greeted at SeaTac during court-ordered hold on Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide on Tuesday whether to reinstate Trump's travel ban.
Feb 6, 2017

Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders

With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017
Chief Sealth Junior Allison Steele reacts during a dragon dance ceremony that opened an exhibition game between Nankai High School and Chief Sealth in 2015. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Divergent Values: Where Chinese and Seattleites risk misreading each other

With so many new Chinese arrivals in Seattle, time for a guide to cultural understanding from someone with experience in both cultures.
Lorena Gonzalez at a press conference at Seattle Center, before being sworn in to the Seattle City Council. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle ‘Welcoming City’ resolution includes plan for push back on federal orders

A "Welcoming City" resolution reinforces Seattle's commitment to immigrants — including forming a team specifically to respond to federal orders.
Jan 29, 2017

Sea-Tac protest follows Trump travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries

Trump’s order blocked holders of green cards and visas from entering the United States. Protesters gathered at airports nationwide, including at SeaTac.
Mauricio Soto who owns Arado Farms, grows raspberries on land he leases from Viva Farms along Highway 20 in the Skagit Valley. (Photo by Mike Siegal / The Seattle Times)

‘Incubator’ trains migrants to breathe life into dying family farms

There's a lot of rhetoric about immigrants threatening “American jobs.” But in the Skagit Valley, they may be the only ones who can save dying family farms.
Jan 26, 2017

Immigrant march signals solidarity, if not security, for the most targeted

People with the most to lose from a Trump presidency were out in the streets of Seattle on Inauguration Day in a show of bravery and solidarity.
Jan 21, 2017
A family talks with a volunteer about any potential red flags regarding their citizenship application at a 2016 citizenship workshop held by the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. (Photo by Alabastro Photography)

Seattle kicks off Trump era with legal help for immigrants

As Trump gets sworn into office on Inauguration Day, volunteer lawyers in Seattle will be helping local immigrants plan for an uncertain future.
Jan 4, 2017

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

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

Tired of being shaken down in Greece for running a food stand, a family moves to Seattle.
Dec 28, 2016
Bread of Life Mission in Pioneer Square estimates as many as half of their clients are foreign born. (Photo from Flickr by Alex Cheek)

Fear in the homeless shelter: ‘Trump is going to deport me’

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
A highway-side protest calling for immigration reform in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. (Photo from Flickr by Joe Brusky)

Walls vs bridges: Why I’m voting for immigration reform this November

A new report outlines the huge positive impact immigrants have on Washington state's economy. They deserve a functional immigration policy.
Oct 18, 2016