Stories tagged: illegal immigration
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Inslee, Ferguson threaten to sue Trump over proposed end of DACA
Washington’s governor and attorney general are threatening legal action if President Donald Trump ends a program shielding immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Editorial: America degraded by immigration politics
A decade ago, bipartisan momentum was building. But our leaders caved to cries of “amnesty” and “sanctuary,” and America has become degraded by the ugly consequences.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Sessions: Officials should consider harm of sanctuary city
Attorney General Jeff Sessions again singled out Philadelphia on Friday as an increasingly violent city made more dangerous by immigrants living in the country illegally, setting up a showdown with …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Trump scraps one Obama immigration policy but still uncertain on ‘Dreamers’
On the fifth anniversary of one of former President Barack Obama’s signature immigration orders, the Trump administration rescinded a major piece of the policy, ending the deferred deportation of undocumented …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Visa overstays climb, account for 40% of undocumented immigrants
Indonesia is no place for a gay man like V.S., whose survival in his Muslim-majority homeland meant a vigilantly closeted existence. When he visited Philadelphia in 2001, he intended to …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation
Though they do their work a world away from the grandstand and Millionaire’s Row, immigrants have become indispensable at Churchill Downs and other tracks, people in the industry say. Now, …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
A look at immigrants in the U.S. without legal status
A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Trump on border wall: Mexico will pay us back
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that U.S. money spent will be for the “sake of speed.”
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Editorial: Don’t wall off public protests
The Seattle Seahawks were lauded for Sunday’s pregame demonstration of standing and interlocking arms. But this show of unity was a continuation of the conversation, not a rebuke.
Fri., May 27, 2016
Amy Goodman: Honduran student’s detention is senseless
Many high school students get detention for refusing to study. Wildin is stuck in permanent detention, and he has to fight for his right to study.
Sat., March 12, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Motors replace horses at another fire station
3/12 From our archives, 100 years ago
Wed., July 15, 2015
Spokane City Council sends immigration initiative to county for verification
Upward of 200 people converged on Spokane City Hall Monday night to voice both support and concern with a police department policy that says the immigration status of an individual …
Tue., July 14, 2015
U.S. jails often release inmates that immigration agents want detained
LOS ANGELES – More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government …
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Shawn Vestal: True threat isn’t ‘other’; it’s those who fear others
What is the biggest threat to Spokane’s future? Politicians inciting riot? Profiteers destroying civil society? Ben Stuckart’s “dirty smear” on the Spokane Municipal Code, and the rest of the City …
Thu., July 24, 2014
Otter: Idaho won’t help with immigration crisis on Mexico border
BOISE – Idaho is off-limits to any plans to ease the growing humanitarian crisis on the Mexican border, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared Wednesday in a letter to federal officials. …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Undocumented students work to pass financial aid act
Tears stained Elena Calderon’s cheeks Thursday as she stepped up to speak at Eastern Washington University during a student-organized rally in support of immigrants’ right to compete for state financial …
Fri., May 17, 2013
Vestal: ‘Citizen’ and ‘illegal’ are nuanced concepts
Is Guillermo Guzman a good teacher and contributing member of his community? Or is he merely illegal?
Thu., May 3, 2012
Border patrol expands in area
Federal agents have increased their presence in the Spokane area in what some believe is an overreaching effort to combat illegal immigration at a local level. Officials with the U.S. …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011
U.S. may clear way for illegals to stay
The Obama administration said it will review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify “low-priority” offenders – including the elderly, crime victims and people who …
Fri., July 15, 2011, 2:02 p.m.
Stricter state rules reducing licenses issued to undocumented applicants
SEATTLE (AP) — The state Department of Licensing says fewer out-of-state people who can’t provide a Social Security number have sought to obtain a driver’s license in Washington.
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010, 1:56 p.m.
For 2nd year, deportations drop in the Northwest
The number of deportations of illegal immigrants from Washington, Oregon and Alaska dropped by nearly 9 percent during the last fiscal year, while deportations of immigrants considered convicted criminals were …
Sat., Nov. 6, 2010
Licensing rules tightened
Washington is cracking down on fraudulent driver’s licenses by requiring proof of legal state residency if applicants don’t have valid Social Security numbers. The new measures by the state Department …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009
Wilson’s apology doesn’t end ‘You lie!’ flap
WASHINGTON – The congressman who heckled President Barack Obama during a televised address Wednesday night found that although the president accepted his apology Thursday, the furor over his outburst did …