Stories tagged: Immigration
Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students
The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Another California county backs Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit
Leaders of California’s second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Washington state discloses how often it shared information with immigration authorities
The state Department of Licensing (DOL) is offering a window into its information-sharing with immigration-enforcement agencies, saying it responded to federal requests about 900 people in the months before a
Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.
Sun., April 8, 2018
Bruce J. Einhorn: The plan to intimidate immigration judges
It’s a principle that has been a hallmark of our legal culture: The president shouldn’t be able to tell judges what to do. No longer. The Trump administration is intent …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Trump signs order sending National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border
Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Federal judge in Seattle opens door for thousands to apply for asylum
A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
ACLU to Greyhound: Stop Border Patrol searches on buses
ACLU objects to Border Patrol searches of Greyhound buses in Spokane and other cities.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The waiting game: From Jamaican childhood to U.S. residency challenges Spokane student
“Nothing’s simple when you’re dealing with U.S. immigration,” said John Meske, an attorney talking about client and student Tressana Martin, who is awaiting permanent residency.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Three immigration protesters arrested outside McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane
Three people protesting the nation’s immigration policy under President Trump were arrested outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office Monday. The protesters were released and cited for trespassing.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
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: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Immigration chief: 800 avoided arrest due to mayor’s warning
A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
Group sues Montana judge for asking for immigrant’s arrest
An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
High court nixes periodic hearings for detained immigrants
A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to periodic hearings on whether they should be released on …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Deportation form noted immigrant activist’s role in protests
An official who targeted a Northwest immigrant rights advocate for deportation noted on a form that she had been extensively involved in Latino advocacy as well as protests against U.S. …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Immigrants suing over revoked DACA work permits face court
Young immigrants who say their work permits were unfairly revoked by the Trump administration planned to make their case in a California courtroom Monday for a chance to have them …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
ACLU sues US over separation of mother, child seeking asylum
The American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government on Monday of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Why Trump’s effort to curb immigration could hurt US economy
America’s 21st century job market increasingly demands high-tech skills and knowledge. Yet consider this: Nearly half the new jobs the government foresees emerging by 2026 will require only a high …
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.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Lawsuit: Trump’s ending immigrant program racially motivated
Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sued President Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that the Republican administration’s decision to end special protections shielding them from deportation was racially motivated.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers
Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers
French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
Self-described “restrictionists,” including President Donald Trump, want a narrower, nuclear definition of family, making spouses and minor children the only relatives a citizen could sponsor. That’s a central plank of …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
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: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
’Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills
The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
UN experts concerned about deportation of U.S. activists
United Nations human rights experts Wednesday called on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they’re concerned about a pattern of intimidation and retaliation.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall
A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build …
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 …