immigration

Hunger Strike
4:19 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Day 4 of Hunger Strike at Tacoma Detention Center

Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.
Credit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website

Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.

As of Monday morning, 154 detainees were refusing food.

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Real Hope Act
5:29 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Republican Senator Pushes Back On College Aid For Undocumented Students

A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire.
Credit Bluedisk / Wikimedia Commons

A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire. A Republican state senator from eastern Washington has introduced a measure to amend the so-called “Real Hope” Act. This change would give priority to lawful residents when it comes to limited financial aid dollars.

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Green Cards
4:07 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Immigrant Investors Could Finance Green Trucks For Green Cards

Paul Jerry Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 7:46 am

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved an unusual way for prospective immigrants to earn a U.S. green card and permanent residency.

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Special Work Visas
5:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Washington State Sees Big Jump In Use of Temporary Foreign Farmhands

File photo.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 5:38 pm

Northwest farmers hired significantly more foreign guest workers this season under a special immigration program.

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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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Immigrants & Drivers Licences
4:09 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Signature Drive Forces Vote On Oregon Driver License Bill

Oregon DMV

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:07 am

Oregon voters will decide next year whether people in this country illegally can qualify for a state driver license.

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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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Undocumented Immigrants In-state Tuition
6:13 am
Tue September 24, 2013

In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants In Oregon

Classes begin next week at state universities around Oregon. This year Oregon becomes one of 15 states with a tuition equity program. That means some young undocumented immigrants will be paying in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state rates that are three to four times higher.

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Washington Immigration Controversy
5:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

WA Law Enforcement Can't Prolong Stops To Ask About Immigration Status

A court in Washington State has ruled that local law enforcement officers cannot prolong traffic stops and other detentions to ask people about their immigration status. 

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Immigrant Investor Visa
6:39 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Immigrant Investor Visa Proves Popular With State Legislators, But Outside Their Control

American Life, Inc. President Greg Steinhauer testifies to the Washington State Legislative Committee on Economic Development & International Relations.
Credit Tom Banse

Legislators in Washington State are showing enthusiasm for a federal immigration program that gives green cards to wealthy foreign investors. But state officials discovered during a workshop on Friday that the options for expanding foreign investment in this way are largely outside their control.

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