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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 »

Costs & Consequences of Inaction on Immigration — Why Washington State Republicans Need to Turn Their Words into Action

Republicans in the House of Representatives seem to be planning to ignore immigration reform this Congress, to the detriment of the country, Washington state, and their own political interests. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and his fellow Republicans have offered weak excuses for their inaction, despite the fact a majority in the House … Continue reading »

Washington State Advocates Warn Speaker Boehner About Being Lame Duck on Immigration

Immigration reform advocates in Washington state today are holding a voter registration drive, and using the opportunity to remind House leaders like Speaker Boehner and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (their own member of Congress) that there is a demographic and electoral imperative for them to pass immigration reform. Immigration reform supporters with OneAmerica, SEIU, and MECHA/Eastern Washington … Continue reading »

Former WA GOP Chairman Calls Women Protesters 'Witches, Hags, Old, Ugly'

WOW–and the GOP wonders why it has a problem with Latino and female voters. Yesterday, we wrote about an amazing act of civil disobedience in Washington state, where more than 30 women were arrested protesting for immigration reform, including the wife of the Seattle mayor.  They had occupied the state GOP headquarters and refused to … Continue reading »

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