DACA

Northwest States Join Lawsuits Against ICE

Oct 17, 2017
Bryan M. Vance

 

Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and seven other states sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday because the agency hasn't turned over data about immigration arrests.

The controversy over a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation didn’t keep Wenatchee High School’s predominantly Latino Mariachi band from playing in Washington, D.C., this week.




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Washington state's top lawyer Bob Ferguson says his office is coordinating a joint lawsuit by Democratic attorneys general in order to protect young immigrants from deportation. The Trump administration plans to phase out the so-called DACA program.

Eastern Washington’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the most powerful Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. And now, she’s speaking out against President Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—or DACA.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has joined with nearly 2,000 political and civic leaders across the country to preserve the federal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

 

With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry

Aug 10, 2017

Adeline Guerra is a 19-year old nursing student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, and is one of 1.4 million people living and working in the U.S. under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

ICE Detains Portland 'Dreamer' Recovering From Car Accident

Mar 29, 2017

Spanish version (versión en español): ICE Detiene A ‘Dreamer’ De Portland Quien Se Recuperaba De Un Accidente Automovilístico

A 21-year-old Portland man who was hit by a car in January, and is recovering from having both his legs broken, has been detained by federal immigration authorities.

Emmanuel Ayala Frutos is from Mexico and has lived in Portland since the age of six, according to the ACLU of Oregon.

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A so-called ‘dreamer’ recently arrested near Seattle will remain in immigration detention. A federal judge says he’ll make a decision early next week about whether to release Daniel Ramirez Medina from a Tacoma lockup.

Ramirez claims his arrest violated his constitutional rights. Because at the time, he had lawful status in the country through the DACA program.

Mark Rosenbaum is one of Ramirez’s attorneys. He says this case is asking the court to clarify the broader rights of all DACA recipients.

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An immigrant in Seattle protected by the so-called “DACA” or “dreamer” program is currently being held in a Tacoma detention center. It’s believed to be the first immigration arrest of its kind under the Trump administration.