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UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.


New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump’s blessing

Republican leaders began the problematic task of finding support for an immigration compromise Wednesday, telling lawmakers that President Donald Trump was backing the still-evolving bill. But cracks within the party …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson vows to fight for Dreamers

When state Attorney General Bob Ferguson stopped in Yakima on Monday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he was surprised by the engagement he received from the …


Texas suing to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all

Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …


Spin Control: Hundreds of bills getting signed into law in Washington state. Here are some of them.

Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his …


DACA deadline arrives with diminished urgency

A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals, …


Congress’ immigration push sputters as guns grab attention

It’s taken just two weeks for Washington’s immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Supreme Court declines to take up ‘Dreamers’ case for now

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

Marchers brave icy conditions, rally by candlelight for ‘Dreamers’

About 200 Spokanites attended a vigil and march for Dreamers and immigrant families that began at First Presbyterian Church Thursday night.


Melissa Abbott: Imagine if it were you: the reality of Dreamers

“Dreamers” or “DACA recipients” are in the news a lot right now. In times like these, when we are bombarded with the incessant noise of political jargon and policy arguments, …


Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo

The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program

President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally adequate reasons” for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

A high-stakes Senate debate over immigration got off to a halting start Tuesday, with Republican and Democratic leaders immediately at loggerheads over how to move forward and President Donald Trump …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Senate starts in on immigration reform

The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be …


Trump takes ‘shackles’ off ICE, which is slapping them on immigrants who thought they were safe

A week after he won the election, President Donald Trump promised that his administration would round up millions of immigrant gang members and drug dealers. But as ICE officers get …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be …


What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government – and then reopening it – in a familiar display of dysfunction. It’s the second time this year lawmakers have …


GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OK’ing immigration deal

A Republican lawmaker who’s been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue, days …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate celebrates budget deal – but shutdown still possible

Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation

Some immigrants may have been “too afraid” or “too lazy” to sign up for the Obama-era program that offers protection from deportation, White House chief of staff John Kelly said …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s new immigration proposal is quintessentially presidential

President Trump once boasted that his base was so loyal that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Now …


Lawmakers asked to back Dreamers

Congress should protect “Dreamers,” resolution says.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Judge says Trump made ‘vicious’ anti-immigrant statements

A federal judge in New York hearing two lawsuits challenging the cancellation of a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of making “vicious” …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

The White House has unveiled a proposal that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants living in the country illegally, in exchange for new restrictions on legal …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump open to letting Dreamers ‘morph into’ citizens

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s open to an immigration plan that will provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the …


Pullman community leaders stand with DACA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …