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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Despite the rain, immigrant women and allies in Washington state today are getting arrested for immigration reform, after occupying and being evicted from the state GOP headquarters in Bellevue, WA.  The women are asking Congress to take action on immigration reform and pressuring their Representatives in Congress–Republicans Dave Reichert, Herrera Beutler, and Doc Hastings–to be… Continue »