Stories tagged: Immigrants
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:49 A.M.
Trump deportation threats to constrict already-tight job market
President Donald Trump’s sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants will strain an already tight U.S. job market, with one study suggesting that removing all of them would cost the economy as …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:14 P.M.
Prosser teacher placed on leave following inflammatory Facebook post about immigration
A Facebook post attributed to a Prosser teacher voiced support for boycotting Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants protests and provided information on how to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:41 P.M.
‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants
The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 10:44 P.M.
Refugees share their stories at packed Spokane rally
After a week in which President Donald Trump tweeted about
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 7:22 P.M.
Local law enforcement officials: Trump’s executive order on immigration won’t change policing here
The heads of the Yakima Valley’s two largest law enforcement agencies say their practice will not change as a result of President Trump’s executive order calling for more intense enforcement …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 5:28 A.M.
Under Trump’s travel ban, immigrant students must choose between family and education
Mahdieh Babaiasl met Hamed Mahdioun five years ago while the two were studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Within a year and a half they were …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 9:01 P.M.
For Afghan man in Spokane who assisted U.S. military, presidential immigration order a ‘door of hope’ closing
After President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring immigrants and refugees from entering the United States, Friday, much about Muhammad Danish Wahidi’s future is uncertain.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 10:43 A.M.
Refugees detained at U.S. airports challenge Trump’s executive order
Refugees who were en route to the United States on Friday evening have been detained at U.S. airports and restricted from the country as a result of President Trump’s executive …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:46 A.M.
Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?
The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking “sanctuary” status, a designation …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Seattle directing $250,000 to needs of immigrant students
Seattle says it will spend $250,000 to help address the needs of undocumented immigrants enrolled in the city’s public schools as well as their families.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Front Porch: While the particulars are different, play shows immigrants’ shared story
There is a certain commonality in the American immigrant experience, no matter where you came from. Or where your people came from way back when. Go back far enough and …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 7 A.M.
Barely half of illegal border crossers caught, Homeland Security report shows
Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 8:45 P.M.
A record number of U.S. billionaires are immigrants
Forbes Magazine on Tuesday released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans, a record 42 of whom are immigrants from 21 countries.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 8:50 P.M.
3-year-old held alone in immigration detention
A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and boy’s attorney.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
Nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants released from prison last year
The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn’t take him back after he served more than a decade …
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 7:29 A.M.
May Day march planned to support workers, immigrant rights
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Sunday’s march in Seattle in support of workers and immigrant rights.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 10:50 A.M.
Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct
Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 6 P.M.
Refugees, immigrants introduced to American laws and government at Spokane workshop
About 200 recently arrived immigrants and refugees attended a recent workshop to educate them about American laws and government.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2015
Spokane City Council toughens penalties for wage law violations
Low-wage workers got a break Monday night, and maybe some overdue overtime pay, when the Spokane City Council stiffened penalties for businesses that violate wage laws. Council members backed the …
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015
Afghan family targeted by terrorists finds refuge in Spokane
He woke up surrounded by bodies. Wahid Kashify, a native of Afghanistan, was lying in the back of an ambulance, covered in blood.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013, 1:38 P.M.
Senate passes immigration bill
WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border.
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
Education Notes: Northwest Christian wins national K-8 chess title
The Northwest Christian Schools chess team channeled its inner Bobby Fisher and won the K-8 Under-1,000 trophy at the National Chess Championship in San Diego in April. The chess team …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012
Farmers, immigrant advocates, others support bill
SEATTLE – In Olympia, it’s not all that often that immigrant advocacy groups and farmers are on the same side of a proposed bill. But the unlikely allies have teamed …
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010, 1:02 P.M.
Wash. high court: Immigration status inadmissible
The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that a man’s undocumented immigrant status in the U.S. should not have been introduced in a trial while the man sought damages in …