Stories tagged: Immigration
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Spokane groups sue to keep initiative targeting ‘sanctuary city’ policy off November ballot
Six Spokane organizations have filed a lawsuit to keep an initiative targeting the city’s policy restricting police from questioning someone’s citizenship status off the November ballot.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
U.S.: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year
The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.
Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary to give speech at Lewis and Clark High School
Spokane was preparing for the arrival of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, the famed arctic explorer. City dignitaries planned to greet Peary at the train station and take him “on …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Labrador presses immigration crackdown bill in Congress
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador pressed forward a sweeping immigration enforcement bill Thursday that would add 12,500 additional armed federal immigration officers, penalize sanctuary cities, enlist state and local police in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
US judge blocks restriction on immigrant legal help
A federal judge temporarily blocked a Justice Department decision that immigrant legal rights organizations around the country said would curtail much of the work they do help those facing deportation.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Final selection process kicks off for border wall with Mexico
After narrowing down hundreds of proposals submitted this spring, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is planning to ask less than 20 vendors to submit in-depth design proposals for President Donald …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds
Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning Trump’s travel ban
Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president’s campaign statements, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
As Trump seeks billions for wall, U.S. still paying for fence
Before the wall, there was the fence. And the U.S. is still paying for it. As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration
Migrants from Central America’s violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
ACLU warns travelers about visiting Texas after ‘sanctuary cities’ ban made law
The American Civil Liberties Union has put out a “travel alert” for anyone planning to visit Texas, just days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called “sanctuary cities” ban …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sues Justice Department to keep giving legal help
The U.S. Justice Department has ordered a Seattle-based immigrant rights group to halt a large part of the work it does to advise immigrants of their legal rights and help …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase
The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Over 100 immigrants become American citizens in Spokane Valley ceremony
As people marched for immigration across the country on Monday, a federal judge oversaw 103 people from 41 different countries becoming Americans citizens during a naturalization ceremony at CenterPlace in …
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, …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
A small-town stage for national refugee debate
As images of dead Syrian children flashed across his television this month in Montana, David LeBleu prayed it would finally change minds.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Washington state school district halts international trips
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …
Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight
Trump can abandon wall and still win
If this switcheroo is his strategy, it could let him achieve progress on the basic issue without abandoning his campaign pledge.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there’s renewed momentum to fight …
Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight
Goodman: Immigrant movement builds toward May Day
The immigrants-rights movement, organized by some of the most vulnerable people in our society, is hitting the streets in force on Monday.
Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight
Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration
Sonny Perdue’s views on agriculture offer some hope for longer-term stability. It wouldn’t make sense for Trump to nominate him and then ignore him.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Padden, Ferguson at odds over immigration advice
Sen. Mike Padden, Attorney General Bob Ferguson spar over how cities and counties should respond to federal requests for help with immigration enforcement.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Mexico foreign minister calls Trump’s border wall a ‘hostile act’
Mexico’s top diplomat called President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall “an unfriendly, hostile act” that will further aggravate increasingly tense relations between the longtime allies.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Trump backs away from demand for border wall money
Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump’s border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown
President Donald Trump’s hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation’s agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Young immigrants won’t ‘rest easy’ despite Trump’s comments
Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won’t “rest easy,” even if President Donald Trump said they should.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight
The Trump administration intensified its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican
A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom …