Stories tagged: refugee
Wed., May 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
With lawsuits pending, Trump moves to cut refugee admissions
President Donald Trump is moving to significantly reduce the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States, even as his bid to temporarily suspend admissions is stalled in the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
New culture, new language, no problem for Ferris High graduate
Just four years ago, Ferris High School student Rawia Ahmed, a refugee from Sudan, did not know English. Now she is graduating with a 3.3 grade-point average and will attend …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
‘Get out’ spray-painted on home of refugee family in Spokane
A Spokane family who came to the United States more than a decade ago as refugees has reported that “get out” was spray-painted on their home.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Teenager believed drowned off San Diego was Syrian refugee
A 17-year-old boy adjusting to a new life as a refugee in the United States after fleeing war-torn Syria with his parents and four sisters is presumed dead after disappearing …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Uganda at ‘breaking point’ as South Sudan refugees pour in
Uganda is at a “breaking point” as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief and Uganda’s government said Thursday, calling for …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Muslim advocacy group seeks broader travel-ban injunction
A judge is weighing a request from a Muslim civil rights group for an even broader injunction against President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban than what is already in place.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect
More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits while the government asked that the order be …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
U.S. has banned foreigners before, but this time it’s different
Donald Trump’s travel ban isn’t new.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump’s executive order will now be …
Fri., 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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Fearing Trump campaign promise, Spokane City Council votes 7-0 against religious registry
An impassioned crowd that spilled out of the City Council chambers Monday night mostly implored lawmakers to pass a law that would prohibit Spokane employees from assisting in the creation …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Actor, former Obama aide Kal Penn raises $500K for refugees
Kal Penn says in an online video that he thought the fundraiser would simply be “an uplifting way to raise $2,500 bucks.” He calls it “a beautiful way to resist” …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Spokane refugees watch and worry as new immigration policy takes effect
The uncertainty and confusion sparked by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration enacted Friday is shared by refugees in Spokane, many of whom have been working to bring other …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists
Setting a hard-line tone on national security, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered strict new screening for refugees to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States and alternated …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico
More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Trump says Ohio State attacker should not have been in the country
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Ohio State student who plowed his car into a crowd and then slashed at people with a butcher knife was “a Somali refugee …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 6 a.m.
U.S. veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life
After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade …
Tue., May 5, 2015
20-year-old Iraqi refugee was too old to play soccer at Mead
What began as a feel-good story turned into a cautionary tale last week for Mead High School principal John Barrington and his coaches. A feature in the April 28 edition …
Sun., Nov. 2, 1997
Hmong, Put Into War By Cia, Losing Appeals Of Welfare Cuts They’re Veterans, They Say, Like Filipinos Who Fought In Wwii
Chia Vue Yang, who fought against the communists in Southeast Asia with CIA-led guerrillas, is shown with his wife, See Vue, and their 10-month-old son, Shoney Yang, at their Chico, …
Sat., Nov. 23, 1996
Haitians Land In Cuba After 3 Weeks At Sea
A group of 272 Haitians feared dead after they fled toward Florida in a leaky sailboat nearly three weeks ago landed safely in Cuba, a international agency said Friday. The …
Thu., Nov. 21, 1996
Packed Haitian Boat Missing Hundreds Feared Drowned On Trip To Florida
At least 290 people who set out clandestinely in a leaky sailboat with hopes of a better life in Florida are missing and feared drowned. “I can’t believe God is …
Fri., April 26, 1996
Family Knew Nothing Until Days After Disaster Immigrants, Now Living In Spokane, Recall Chernobyl’s Effect On Life In Belarus
Ivan Pivovarevich, with his wife, Vera, and son, Yevgeni, recalls life near Chernobyl. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
Sun., July 9, 1995
Special Olympian Disappears
A Special Olympics athlete from the Dominican Republic has disappeared and may be seeking asylum in the United States, a spokesman for the games said Saturday. Juan Carlos Balbuena, a …
Fri., April 7, 1995
Sailboat Carrying 128 Intercepted
The Coast Guard intercepted a 45-foot sailboat dangerously overloaded with 128 Haitians and Dominicans on Thursday in high seas about 25 miles off Miami Beach. The 112 Haitians and 16 …
Sun., Feb. 19, 1995
Journey Of Faith Thriving Slavic Pentecostal Is Spokane’s Largest Russian-Language Congregation Sunday Worship Begins At 3 P.M. And Almost Always Lasts Until 6, Sometimes 7 Or Later. People Come From As Far As Montana.
One after another, men from the Slavic Pentecostal Church stand up to preach about God’s might. A first-time visitor couldn’t spot the pastor in this fluid congregation, where one man …
Sun., Feb. 19, 1995
Last Cuban Refugees Sent To Guantanamo Navy Base
The last Cuban refugees flew out of Panama on Saturday, headed for a U.S. Navy base on the island they had risked their lives to flee aboard rafts and rickety …
Sun., Feb. 19, 1995
Journey Of Faith Freedom To Believe
Evangelical Christians worship at the First Slavic Baptist Church, one of seven Russian-language congregations established in Spokane by religious refugees. Photo by Anne C. Williams/The Spokesman-Review
Sun., Feb. 19, 1995
Journey Of Faith New Friends Help Ease Transition Letter To Spokane
Michael Avakimov is grateful for friends who help his family through hard times. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review