Washington DREAMer invited to State of the Union
by Venice Buhain
DREAMer Juan Macedo de Alba was in the audience of President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union address, as a guest of Rep. Suzan DelBene, a year after the honor student faced deportation.
Jan 21, 2015
Obama immigration actions, DREAMers targeted in House vote
by Venice Buhain
House Republicans passed a bill linking Department of Homeland Security funding with moves to undo President Barack Obama's immigration policies.
Jan 15, 2015
Navigating America’s biracial identity crisis
by Kyle Jensen
We’re living in a post-racial America, right? Then why is identifying as more than one race still so hard?
Jan 9, 2015
Wing Luke Museum seeks stories, art for Immigration Act exhibit
by Venice Buhain
Your stories, artwork, music or poetry about immigrating to the United States could be part of an upcoming online exhibit commemorating the Immigration Act of 1965 at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The Wing is seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition on the Immigration Act of 1965, which abolished the United States’ […]
Jan 7, 2015
The cost of family separation
by Mary September
Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015
Green card marriages blur lines between love and convenience
by Kseniya Sovenko
A green card marriage is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to the U.S. — but you'll have to convince the government your love is true.
Growing up illiterate…in my family language
by Candace Kwan
Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?
Jan 5, 2015
What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?
by Rebecca Randall
Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
Scottish in Seattle
by Clare McGrane
When was the last time you saw a cow? If you lived in Kilmaurs, Scotland, the answer would probably be “this morning.” The town of just over 2,600 people is ringed by dairy farms, manure-filled fields, and cows, making them part of residents’ everyday life.
Dec 26, 2014
Opportunities, challenges await immigrant parents eligible for Obama’s deferred action
by Lornet Turnbull
“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”
Dec 17, 2014
Detainees memorialized at old INS building
by Ana Sofia Knauf
Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or a train station than the former home of United States Immigrant Station and Assay Office. But that’s exactly what it is. This past Sunday, Dec. 7, Inscape opened “Voices of the […]
Dec 10, 2014
De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle
by Reagan Jackson
It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is selling Christmas trees. For many, now is a time for family, food and holiday traditions. For artist and anthropologist Monica Rojas, it’s a time for music, education and celebration with the […]
Obama announces largest immigration overhaul in decades
by Lornet Turnbull
Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.
Nov 20, 2014
Young refugees from Burma speak through art
by Gennie Gebhart
By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.
Nov 19, 2014
Twitter chat on immigration, feminism and Subway sandwiches in South Asia
by Jessica Partnow
Join this live chat at 8am Pacific Time/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday October 30th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #susi2014.
Oct 29, 2014
The new ‘coming out’
by Sarah Stuteville
Our undocumented neighbors, co-workers and friends are taking a brave step out of the shadows to change the way we think about immigration.
Oct 23, 2014
Northwest families open their homes to unaccompanied immigrant kids
by Anna Goren
While the numbers of unsupervised youth crossing the border from Mexico and Central America has begun to wane in recent weeks, the challenges faced by those awaiting their fates in holding facilities along the border are still very real.
Oct 6, 2014
Mayor Murray proposes rollout of services for immigrant and refugee empowerment
by Christina Twu
Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.
Sep 18, 2014
South King County schools see big wins getting immigrant parents involved
by Kamna Shastri
For the first time this year, the majority of kids enrolled in American public schools will be minorities. Some local school districts are ready.
Aug 18, 2014