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How a UK law has unintended consequences for women workers in Sri Lanka

The UK's Modern Slavery Act, aimed at sex trafficking, has increased the environment of surveillance against women factory workers in Sri Lanka.
Jul 17, 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.

Mexico City protest calls for global unity against U.S. migrant detention

A demonstration in Mexico City near the U.S. Embassy was among the hundreds worldwide on Friday that called for the end to the U.S. migrant concentration camps and for change to its immigration policies.
Jul 16, 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

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

Could environmental justice be written into Washington state law?

Washington lawmakers this year stopped short of writing environmental justice into law. But a task force could pave the way in the future.

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

Seattle groups urge census turnout despite citizenship question uncertainty

Seattle groups still hope people will participate in the 2020 census, despite the federal government's latest twists and turns in whether it will ask about citizenship.
Jul 4, 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

Photos: Thousands celebrate Trans Pride 2019

Thousands came to the annual Trans Pride, which supports the Seattle-area trans and gender non-conforming community with a march, a rally and access to community resources.
Jul 1, 2019

Explainer: why Ethiopia’s federal system is deeply flawed

Yohannes Gedamu, a lecturer at Georgia Gwinnett College, says Ethiopia's current federal system has relegated some ethnic groups into second class citizens.
Jun 27, 2019

Local activists bring global movement Extinction Rebellion to Seattle

Seattle activists protested Amazon and KOMO Plaza as part of the international climate movement Extinction Rebellion, which organizes disruptive protests that aim to inspire people to act on climate change.
Jun 26, 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

STEM networks aim to diversify tech fields

Student and professional organizations push for corporate culture changes in the effort to diversify the science and technology fields.
Jun 19, 2019

Number of wildfires heats up across Washington State

During last year's Eastern Washington fires, Seattle had the world's worst air quality multiples times last summer because of the smoke. Seattle's haze surpassed that of cities including Beijing and New Delhi.

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

Unclear abortion laws in Uganda leave women who are raped unsure of options

Uganda’s abortion law, at first glance, is a quagmire of confusing updates. As a result, misinformation has been widely disseminated.
Jun 12, 2019

Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 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

Buenos Aires adopts transgender hiring quota, but discrimination continues

Transgender people in Argentina face discrimination on the job and when looking for work. Transgender people and activists are battling this bias.
Jun 4, 2019