DACA renewal application fee assistance available
by Briefs and Announcements
Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and 21 Progress will provide assistance in paying the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) renewal application filing fees.
Oct 17, 2018
Seattle kicks off Trump era with legal help for immigrants
by Agatha Pacheco
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
City of Seattle planning big push for citizenship Saturday
by Anran Lin
The Office of Immigrant and Refugee affairs is hoping to help 250 green card holders with their citizenship applications Saturday, with more events to come.
Oct 14, 2016
Keeping the door open for refugees
by Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission
Seattle should lead by example and remain a city open to refugees.
Mar 2, 2016
How to be more like Canada: upcoming events on bringing refugees to Seattle
by Forrest Baum
So, wanna be like Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Two upcoming Seattle events will discuss how to welcome refugees to the state.
Dec 16, 2015
New boss for city’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
by Kamna Shastri
Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Edward Murray introduced Cuc Vu as the new acting director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). Vu will be taking the place of Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta.
Jul 16, 2014
We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK
by Reagan Jackson
With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Sahar Fathi
by Hannah Lu Marie
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
New citizens celebrate Flag Day as Obama promises to end youth deportation
by Sara McCaslin
Refugee and immigrant community organizers gathered in the country’s most diverse neighborhood, on Wednesday to redefine how Seattleites celebrate Flag Day. Immigrant rights organization OneAmerica put together the event in a Columbia City park to provide citizenship information, voter registration and other resources to new immigrants and refugees. Organizers said they hoped to revive the marginal holiday, which […]
Jun 15, 2012
Rose-Avila named director of Seattle’s new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
by Allison Barrett
Immigration advocate and former director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Magdaleno Rose-Avila, was named director of the Seattle’s new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) this week. Rose-Avila grew up in a Mexican-American farm worker community in Colorado, and has a long history of organizing for progressive causes. He’s worked for the United Farm Workers, the Peace Corps, Amnesty […]
May 23, 2012