Stories tagged: immigration
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw’s brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Federal attorneys fire opening shot in fight over immigration enforcement restrictions in state of Washington
Federal attorneys in Seattle filed what may be an opening shot in a battle over immigration policies and their enforcement.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
House committee, rally support bill to restrict federal immigration agents’ actions around Washington courthouses.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Migrants and refugees waiting by the French side of the English Channel say Brexit hasn’t derailed their determination to cross over to pursue better lives in Britain
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a political …
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Mandy Manning, Congressional candidate Chris Armitage visit immigration detention facility in Tacoma
After a previous attempt to visit with detained children at the U.S./Mexico border, the former national teacher of the year traveled to the Northwest Detention Facility earlier this month with …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020
‘American Dirt” offers a thrilling adrenaline rush and insights into the Latin American migrant experience
At a bank in the border town of Nogales, a Mexican woman named Lydia attempts to withdraw cash from her dead mother’s account. She needs $11,000 to pay a smuggler …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing …
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Washington residents couldn’t be discriminated against for housing, jobs or public accommodations based on their citizenship or immigration status under a bill that passed the Senate on Friday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
Mexican authorities have closed a border entry point in southern Mexico after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push across a bridge between Mexico and Guatemala.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
A student’s immigration or citizenship status would be protected and law enforcement officers couldn’t get it without a valid judicial warrant under a bill being considered by a Senate panel.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December. with Mexicans making up a larger than …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday rejected a motion from the Trump administration that would have allowed it to implement a policy connecting the use of public …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
An executive order by President Donald Trump giving governors the right to refuse to accept refugees is putting Republican governors in an uncomfortable position.
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Spokane County Commissioners found themselves in a position Tuesday none of their predecessors had faced before: deciding whether refugees should be allowed to settle in their community. They unanimously voted …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Contending it is the best way to get the federal government’s attention, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he is suing the Department of Homeland Security to make its agents …
Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
One Salvadoran family’s migration to the United States over the past year illustrates the profound effect policy changes in the U.S., Mexico and Central America are having.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Yoga. Meditation. English. These are some of the skills Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to get refuge inside a …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
The legislation makes several changes to federal immigration law intended to make it easier for farmers and migrant workers to obtain visas for agriculture work. The bill was opposed by …
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
U.S. officials have started to send families seeking asylum to Guatemala, even if they are not from the Central American country and had sought protection in the United States, the …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Any time is a good time – and this season is better than most – to embrace all that we have in common as fellow travelers in this difficult life. …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Baidar Hammad was an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces from 2010 to 2014. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and became a citizen Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
The U.S. government had nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody this year, a record number of infants, children and teens at risk for trauma that can cause ongoing physical and …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
French police dismantled makeshift migrant camps in areas underneath suburban highways in northeast Paris on Thursday, an opportunity for President Emmanuel Macron’s government to tout its pledge of getting tough …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
The American Civil Liberties Union says US immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, bringing the total number …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by …