Jose Robles detained by ICE after leaving sanctuary by Seattle church
by Kamna Shastri
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
Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court
by Abigail Leong
The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019
Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons
by Sarah Corn
The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017
Labor unrest at GEO Group’s immigrant detention center in Tacoma
by Lael Henterly
More bad news for private prison contractor the GEO Group, as guards at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are picketing for better conditions.
Oct 13, 2016
Long odds: Defending yourself in U.S. Immigration Court
by Damme Getachew
Why it’s so hard to successfully defend yourself in U.S. Immigration Court — and why so many people do it anyway.
Aug 15, 2016
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Alejandra Pérez
by Jose Mariscal-Cruz
Undocumented student activist Alejandra Pérez encourages her peers to stop hiding and speak up for their rights even though they've been socialized not to.
Jun 20, 2016
U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids
Reuters reports that raids are slated for May and June and would follow several months after a two-day sweep in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
May 12, 2016
GEO Group signs new 10 year contract for the Northwest Detention Center
by Lael Henterly
GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.
Oct 2, 2015