May Day marchers turn out in force to sway immigration reform

On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and the state of activism today.
May 1, 2013

Grassroots action adds a missing voice to the immigration reform debate

In honor of May Day, here’s a point by point critique of the proposed immigration reform bill by a representative of the May First Action Coalition, a group of grassroots organizations sponsoring the May Day march. 
Apr 30, 2013
Maria-Jose Soerens, a local organizer for the Evangelical Immigration Table. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

What would Jesus do with a broken immigration system?

Evangelical leaders are drawing on scripture to muster conservative support for immigration reform.  
Mar 14, 2013
At a rally in Walla Walla calling for immigration reform way back in 2010. (Photo by Dick_Morgan)

What immigrants want out of reform (and what they’ll actually get)

Washington’s diverse immigrant community isn’t afraid of going to the back of the line…as long as they’re sure of where it will lead.  
Mar 13, 2013

Immigration reform push is promising, but problematic, for local families

The five paragraphs President Obama devoted to the issue of immigration in his State of the Union speech Tuesday did not impress a OneAmerica watch party in Seattle.
Feb 15, 2013

Dare to DREAM: Tips from youth navigating Deferred Action

Leer en Español Imagine a thirteen year old boy trying to stay awake after walking more than three days in the desert. He’s so desperate for water that he drinks from a puddle where a dead body has fallen.  Now imagine that seven years later that boy can’t get a legal job, go to college or visit […]
Jan 9, 2013

Atrevete a Soñar: Consejos de jóvenes en Tacoma navegando la Acción Diferida

Read in English Imagine un niño de trece años tratando de mantenerse despierto después de caminar más de tres días en el desierto. Está tan desesperado por el agua que bebe de un charco donde un cadáver ha caído. Ahora imaginemos 7 años más tarde ese chico no puede conseguir un trabajo legal, ir a […]

DREAMers anxiously await Obama’s next move on immigration

Yuriana Garcia, 20, is an ambitious, soft-spoken Honors student majoring in Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. She has a passion for bioengineering, and an impressive record working on research projects in genomics and microbiology. She’s also an undocumented immigrant. Until recently, her dreams of a PhD and a career using technological innovation to aid development […]
Nov 29, 2012

New OneAmerica director aims to boost immigrant voter participation

In the past six months alone, big things have started happening for the immigrant community is Seattle. President Obama announced a new deportation deferment policy for undocumented young adults. The Seattle City Council created the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and a new Washington State Voting Rights Act could significantly increase voting participation among immigrant […]
Oct 9, 2012