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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Supreme Court to decide on Trump bid to end DACA

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.


New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest …


An immigrant’s story: Music teacher detained by border patrol at Grant County courthouse challenges narrative

GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: End the shutdown with a new deal on border security and DACA

Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again …


Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump’s blessing

Republican leaders began the problematic task of finding support for an immigration compromise Wednesday, telling lawmakers that President Donald Trump was backing the still-evolving bill. But cracks within the party …


Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration

Across the country – from California’s lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys – moderate Republicans like …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson vows to fight for Dreamers

When state Attorney General Bob Ferguson stopped in Yakima on Monday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he was surprised by the engagement he received from the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Judge blocks U.S. from revoking man’s deportation protection

A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the government from revoking a Mexican man’s enrollment in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as …


Federal judge in Seattle says U.S. can’t immediately revoke man’s DACA status

A federal judge said Tuesday the government cannot immediately revoke a Mexican man’s enrollment in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children, saying …


Judge: U.S. can’t immediately revoke man’s DACA status

A federal judge said Tuesday the government cannot immediately revoke a Mexican man’s enrollment in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children, saying …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

U.S. again seeks to cancel immigrant’s deportation protection

Immigration officials forced by a court order to reinstate a Mexican man’s participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children are again …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …


Spin Control: Hundreds of bills getting signed into law in Washington state. Here are some of them.

Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his …


DACA deadline for U.S. immigrants arrives with less urgency

SAN DIEGO – A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to …


DACA deadline arrives with diminished urgency

A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals, …


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 …


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, 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.


Melissa Abbott: Imagine if it were you: the reality of Dreamers

“Dreamers” or “DACA recipients” are in the news a lot right now. In times like these, when we are bombarded with the incessant noise of political jargon and policy arguments, …


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

A high-stakes Senate debate over immigration got off to a halting start Tuesday, with Republican and Democratic leaders immediately at loggerheads over how to move forward and President Donald Trump …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Senate starts in on immigration reform

The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be …