Immigration Reform

Immigration Detentions
7:02 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Oregon Counties Say No To ICE

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent arresting a suspect.
Credit Public domain

Five Oregon counties now say they will no longer hold people in jail in response to requests from the federal immigration agency. That’s after a federal district court judge found those detentions violate the constitution.

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Immigration Reform Rally
6:22 am
Thu November 14, 2013

12 Immigrant Rights Advocates Arrested In Spokane

The statewide One America organized about 100 people to attend the rally. They want Speaker Boehner to bring up a vote in Congress this year on giving immigrants a path to citizenship.
Credit Justin Valas/Flickr

Spokane police arrested twelve immigrant’s rights advocates Wednesday outside of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodger’s office. Their acts of civil disobedience were aimed at third ranking GOP member McMorris Rodgers and House Speaker John Boehner.

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Immigration Reform Rally
6:44 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Central Washington Pastors Rally For Immigration Reform

Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers.
Credit Matt Martin

Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers. Immigrant rights groups rallied in Yakima, Washington Saturday as part of a national protest.

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Immigration Reform
5:58 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Sen. Murray On Immigration: Keep Families Together

Washington State Democratic Senator Patty Murray.
Credit Sen. Patty Murray official photo

Senator Patty Murray laid out her priorities for immigration reform Wednesday on the floor of the U.S Senate. Her comments come as the Senate begins debate on a landmark immigration bill.

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Immigrant Driver's License
4:31 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Wash. A.G. Debate Touches On Immigration; Driver’s Licenses

To get a driver’s license, most states require proof of citizenship. But not Washington.
Ildar Sagdejev Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday’s debate between candidates for Washington Attorney General touched briefly on the issue of immigration. Specifically, they addressed whether the state should require citizenship checks for driver’s licenses.

It’s a question that’s getting renewed attention, as election season moves into full swing.

To get a driver’s license, most states require proof of citizenship. But not Washington.

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