“Beyond Bollywood” at MOHAI digs deep into Indian American experience

The Punjabi farmers and canners who came to the Pacific Northwest in the late-1800s and early-1900s paved the way for today’s Indian American immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019

At age 5, helping mom and dad adjust to life in the U.S.

Arriving in the US at the ripe age of five, Sam was the first in his family to adapt to life in Seattle and he helped his parents and sister adjust.
Sep 12, 2019

First a road trip, then a dream come true

Massimiliano Chiodo recalls his first time in the United States on a road trip with friends — lots of McDonald's and not at all like the movies.
Aug 21, 2019

Seattle rally against ICE calls out border camps, family separations

Hundreds rallied at the Seattle offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, calling out the border camps and separations of families seeking asylum.
Aug 3, 2019

Skipping class for an away game in the United States

UW student Qiao "Bridge" Hu immigrated from Beijing to the U.S. in 2014. Though he struggled to adapt at first, he says now that he doesn't regret coming.
Jul 22, 2019

Jose Robles detained by ICE after leaving sanctuary by Seattle church

After a year of living under sanctuary of Seattle's Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Jose Robles presented himself to immigration authorities and was detained.
Jul 17, 2019

A long-planned entry to the U.S. goes differently than expected

When Lien Pham first immigrated to the United States, she was surprised to find that her arrival wasn't as easy as she had originally anticipated.
Jul 15, 2019

Readjusting the senses in the United States

When Shourya Jain first landed in the United States, he was mesmerized. But it took him some time to adjust to his new surroundings.
Jul 8, 2019

A flood of emotions on her first days in the United States

When Jordan native Abeer Hawamdeh came to America for her eldest daughter's graduation, she was struck by the contradicting emotions she felt upon arrival.
Jul 3, 2019

Landing in the United States was like opening a gift

In 1998, Arnold Pasia immigrated from the Philipines to Seattle at the age of 33. He discusses his experience in this interview.
Jun 24, 2019

Six days without showering en route to the United States

Oscar Rodriguez discusses his experience immigrating from Mexico to the United States.
Jun 17, 2019

The first day in the United States was a step into the bigger world

21-year-old University of California San Diego student Jae Kim immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14 years old, by himself.
Jun 10, 2019

Looking for a sense of belonging in the United States

While in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, Lulu McManigal lost her Chinese citizenship. Now, she's struggling to find a sense of belonging.
Jun 4, 2019

Romantic comedy unites Black and Asian leaders for #BlackAndGoldOpen

Asian-American-backed movement #GoldOpen expanded into #BlackandGoldOpen to support the new teenage romance film “The Sun is Also a Star."
May 22, 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

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

A center of support for undocumented university students

Leadership Without Borders at the University of Washington shows how institutions can provide help that makes a difference to undocumented students.
Apr 17, 2019
Tibebu Proctor, 19, runs in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic for Washington on Feb. 8, 2019. Proctor earned All-American honors for the first time in his career in cross country last season after finishing 38th at the national meet.

Tibs Proctor’s unique run from Ethiopia to UW success

Tibebu "Tibs" Proctor, who immigrated from Ethiopia 10 years ago, has excelled at the University of Washington as a student and as a cross country athlete.
Apr 16, 2019

UW study: Anti-immigrant political discourse can hurt immigrant health

A University of Washington professor found that anti-immigrant political rhetoric and cultural division can lead to health issues for immigrants.
Apr 10, 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