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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.

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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House Republicans passed a bill linking Department of Homeland Security funding with moves to undo President Barack Obama's immigration policies.

The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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“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.”

Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from...

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.