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

Man facing deportation takes sanctuary at St. Mark’s Cathedral

37-year-old business owner and dance instructor Jaime Rubio Sulficio will be taking sanctuary at St. Mark's after being faced with deportation.
Apr 3, 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
Sea-Watch 3, the last rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean saved 47 people from a rubber dinghy, off the coast of Libya, on Jan. 19. (Photo by Felix Weiss for Sea-Watch).

Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Feb 20, 2019

Woven Together—Helping Link’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Helping Link continues to provide weekly ESL, citizenship and computer classes as well as information and referral services.
Feb 11, 2019

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Changing names is just one cost of immigrant life in the U.S.

Many choose to adopt American names to fit in, but immigrants often feel further pressure to change their entire lifestyles: what they eat, how they dress and how they speak.
Nov 20, 2018

Margin of error for immigration filings shrinks

A combination of policy memos and budget moves by the Trump Administration suggest a concerted effort to thwart legal immigration
Oct 10, 2018

Trump proposal chills immigrant enrollment in public services

Confusion and fear over a proposed amendment to existing rules on immigration is causing some King County immigrant families to back away from government-funded services.
Oct 3, 2018

Jose Antonio Vargas probes emotional toll of being an “undocumented citizen”

Jose Antonio Vargas' “Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen” focuses on the emotional and personal burden of living as an American while in hiding.
Sep 25, 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

Seattle preps for census, says citizenship question could intimidate immigrants

The Department of Commerce, which runs the Census, announced plans to include a new question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics, including Seattle and King County officials, say that could suppress participation in communities of color.
Aug 9, 2018

Three Seattle-area families join new challenge to Trump travel ban in court

Three Seattle-area families are among 15 individuals who are claiming in federal court that the waiver process for Trump's travel ban is too arbitrary.
Aug 1, 2018

More than 18,000 in Seattle caught in citizenship backlog, city says

There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.
Jul 30, 2018