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ICYMI: Rep. Pramila Jayapal & Laurene Powell Jobs Pen Powerful Must Read Pieces on Immigration

“The question is not, ‘Who are they?’ The question is, ‘Who are we?’” Two thought leaders, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) — a leading progressive in the House of Representatives and immigration expert — and Laurene Powell Jobs — a leading philanthropist and advocate for fair immigration policies — are out with must reads. In an … Continue reading »

The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Crisis Is Becoming a Liability for House Republicans

New Ad In Washington State Highlights Mounting Political Risk for Incumbent Republican House Candidates A new six-figure TV ad buy from Equity Forward Action released late last week highlights the mounting political risk for incumbent Republican House candidates in the wake of the Trump administration’s family separation crisis. The ad calls on Representative Cathy McMorris … Continue reading »

Trump’s Rubber Stamp Deportations Outrage Americans in Kansas and Rural Washington State

Law Enforcement Official and Trump Voter: “I didn’t sign up for this.  And shame on me for being short-sighted about this, but it’s not just.” From Ohio to Kansas to rural Washington state, Americans are increasingly outraged about the rubber stamp deportation policy the Trump Administration is implementing. The detention and pending deportation of Kansas … Continue reading »

Rep. Jayapal (D-WA) Holds Dreamer Dinner in Seattle, Says Dreamers Are “As American as It Gets”

Last week, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) held a Labor Day Dreamer Dinner in her Seattle, Washington office, one day before Trump announced his decision to end DACA and officially threw the lives of 800,000 DACA recipients into uncertainty. Dreamer Dinners have been taking place across the country this summer as Dreamers and advocates have sat … Continue reading »

Raids in Pacific Northwest Detain Dreamers, Terrify Community, Disrupt Local Businesses

A three-day series of ICE raids across the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) resulted in the arrest and detention of 84 immigrants, according to an ICE press release yesterday. ICE raids now indiscriminate A third of those arrested had no criminal record whatsoever, lending evidence to what immigration advocates all over the country are … Continue reading »

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Washington, San Francisco Sue Donald Trump Over Muslim Ban

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington are among the first states to sue Donald Trump over his unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. San Francisco also joined in the legal resistance against Trump, becoming the first city in the nation to sue over the executive order. “Over the past three days, my office has closely reviewed the language of the … Continue reading »

As L.A. Proposes $10 Million Defense Fund For Immigrants, Leaders In Washington State Declare “Hate-Free State”

Leaders continue to speak out in defense of their immigrant neighbors and against the divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump, adding to the growing list of states, counties, and leaders pledging to take significant steps to protect undocumented communities. In Los Angeles, officials have proposed a bold, $10 million dollar plan to help provide legal assistance to undocumented … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Washington

Unfortunately, Out of State Lawsuit Keeping WA From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, … Continue reading »

ICE Grants Shoreline Husband and Father of U.S. Citizen One Year Stay of Removal

Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director Nathalie … Continue reading »

Orcas Island, Washington Rallying to Protect Sawyer from Deportation

On Orcas Island, Washington state, an entire community is mobilizing to stop the deportation of a skilled mill worker who has been ordered to leave by the end of this month. Benjamin Nuñez-Marquez is a sawyer who has been living and working on the island for 15 years, who was pulled over in 2008 while … Continue reading »