ICE searched restricted King County jail records despite ban

The King County Auditor's Office found that federal immigration authorities continued to have access to non-public jail records, even after the county passed a law against it.
Jul 10, 2019

ICE flights move to Yakima after being frozen out of Boeing Field

The development follows recent news that ICE deported 34,000 people through King County's Boeing Field between 2011 and 2018.
May 14, 2019

“HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: ICE AIR AND THE MACHINERY OF MASS DEPORTATION” REPORT RELEASE AND PANEL DISCUSSION

The machinery of mass deportation, through which millions are separated from their families and communities, is hidden in plain sight. Each year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removes tens of thousands of people from the US on private charter flights operated out of airports across the country, including Boeing Field in King County. Reports have surfaced […]
Apr 17, 2019

ICE deported 34,000 through Boeing Field

A study found that between 2011 and 2018, about 360 people per month were on deportation flights that went through Boeing Field, a county-owned airport.
Apr 24, 2019

Motel 6 to pay $12M settlement for giving guest lists to immigration

At least nine Washington state residents were deported over two years, after disclosure to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the Washington State Attorney General's Office reported.
Apr 4, 2019

Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court

The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019

Panel: “Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County”

Please join us at UW Tacoma for an important event on January 30th! “Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County” As the site of one of the largest detention facilities on the West Coast, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are at the center of ongoing efforts to document and challenge […]
Jan 18, 2019

Maru Mora-Villalpando in her own words

Maru Mora-Villalpando, the 2018 Globalist of the Year, talks about her life and her advocacy in her own words.
Oct 22, 2018

Deadline to comment on Trump “public charge” proposal set

Local service providers said there has been a drop in immigrants accessing public services, as some fear how the change to "public charge" rules would affect their residency status.
Oct 11, 2018
(Photo by Christina Chung)

Tahmina Talks Immigration: Student visa enforcement ramps up

Trump administration issued a memo earlier this month focusing enforcement on those who overstay or violate student visa rules.
Aug 28, 2018

Three asylum seekers file class action lawsuit to reunite with children

The families, who are from Honduras and El Salvador, will ask the court for permission to represent all parents in Washington state who are separated from their children.
Jun 25, 2018

Immigration activists form human chain at Seattle ICE offices

The protest called for an end to local agencies' cooperation with immigration enforcement, and protesters formed a human chain in front of Seattle's federal immigration offices.
Jun 5, 2018
Immigrants and asylum seekers released from the Northwest Detention Center find themselves on the street in industrial Tacoma, thousands of miles from home, with few resources. But now welcome center in a 36 foot RV is their to help. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Legal aid program for detained immigrants to be suspended

The program is one of the few resources immigrants in detention have to defend themselves in a court lacking constitutional provisions.
Apr 18, 2018

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

Immigration activist says her deportation case violates first amendment rights

Dozens came out to support Maru Mora-Villapando in her first court hearing in the federal government's deportation case against the immigration activist.
Mar 16, 2018

Activists put Northwest Detention Center on trial

With the People's Tribunal, immigration activists seek to put the spotlight on conditions that immigrant detainees face at the Northwest Detention Center.
Feb 20, 2018

Mora-Villalpando calls for accountability after state agency passes information to ICE

Washington State Department of Licensing's cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls into question the state's "sanctuary" policies.
Feb 18, 2018

Northwest immigration activist calls her deportation case “intimidation tactic”

Maru Mora Villalpando at a rally in Seattle mused that she was not detained because ICE is afraid that she'll organize from the inside.
Jan 16, 2018
A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017