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
Varisha Khan spoke at a rally protesting the supreme court's ruling to uphold President Trump's travel ban (Photo by Cathy You)

Seattle rallies to #StandWithMuslims as SCOTUS upholds Trump’s travel ban

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign organized a protest and Day of Action on the steps of the US Courthouse in downtown Seattle, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel ban 5-4.
Jun 26, 2018
A protester holds a sign during a rally against President Donald Trump's initial travel ban in January. (Photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr)

Trump’s travel ban blocked for now; fight continues

A judge in Hawaii has temporarily halted Trump's third version of the travel ban.
Oct 18, 2017

Seattle area reacts to the Supreme Court’s revival of Trump’s travel ban

Seattle organizations and state government officials were disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's travel ban.
Jun 26, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump’s travel ban

The partial reinstatement is in anticipation of a full hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court in October on the lawfulness of Trump's travel ban.

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal

A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
Somali Americans gathered in SeaTac in early March for an emergency fundraiser to provide relief for the ongoing drought Somalia (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Survival first, safety second: Somalia drought overshadows travel ban

Trump's travel ban came just as drought has put millions of Somalis at risk of starvation, leaving the local community grappling with dual emergencies.
Mar 15, 2017

Trump signs revised travel ban

Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.
Mar 6, 2017

Somali Americans celebrate new President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Somalia's newly elected President Farmago offers the Somali diaspora a ray of hope for the motherland.
Feb 15, 2017

Trump loses appeal; court declines to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court declined to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Feb 9, 2017

UW graduate students sue Trump over travel ban

Two University of Washington graduate students say the travel ban is hurting their opportunities for research and internships — and possibly their careers.
Feb 7, 2017

Somali man greeted at SeaTac during court-ordered hold on Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide on Tuesday whether to reinstate Trump's travel ban.
Feb 6, 2017

This is not a test

The U.S. has a history of persecution and unlawful detention of minority residents. That's why Japanese Americans should stand up for Muslims today.
Jan 30, 2017

Thousands in Seattle protest for a second night against Trump’s immigration policies

The demonstration in Westlake Park on Sunday came a day after a protest at Sea-Tac airport against President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

Sea-Tac protest follows Trump travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries

Trump’s order blocked holders of green cards and visas from entering the United States. Protesters gathered at airports nationwide, including at SeaTac.
Jan 29, 2017