Helping Hands

How to Help Afghan Refugees Coming to Seattle

Ways to volunteer, donate, or organize aid for those arriving from Kabul after the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

09/07/2021 By Malia Alexander

Dining for a Cause

Food Industry Do-Gooders Gather Again to Raise Funds for RAICES

Chefs, bartenders, and DJs converge at the Dynasty Room on August 5 to support immigrant family reunification.

08/01/2019 By Rosin Saez

Feature

A Song of Shadow and Light

The Tacoma Refugee Choir formed to reach out to the most vulnerable. Its founder didn't anticipate its impact on her—or her city.

05/28/2019 By James Ross Gardner Photography by Lindsey Wasson

March Madness

Brace Yourself: May Day Promises Major Traffic

The annual march brings people to the streets in support of immigrant and workers' rights—and with an afternoon Mariners game, traffic disruptions are in store too.

05/01/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigrant Rights

Asylum Seeker in Seattle Suing ICE Demands Her Son Back

Yolany Padilla, 24, crossed the southern border with her 6-year-old son on May 18.

07/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigrant Rights

Thousands Protest Immigration Policy at SeaTac's Federal Prison

Protesters across the country on Saturday called for the end of Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.

07/01/2018 By Grace Madigan

Immigrant Rights

Asylum Seekers Separated from Their Children Sue Federal Agencies

The children of asylum seekers "have been left to face an uncertain future frightened and alone," Northwest Immigrant Rights Project attorneys wrote.

06/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Dining For a Cause

Seattle Chefs Really Care—and They're Throwing a Fundraising Party to Back It Up

If you, too, care about reuniting children and their families at the border, head to Navy Strength in Belltown on July 9.

06/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Immigrant Rights

Immigrant Mothers Separated from Their Children, Held in SeaTac

ICE confirmed it can now access more than 1,600 beds in federal prisons for immigration detention.

06/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Ramzy Baroud Is Stateless

Despite his U.S. citizenship, the Palestinian author can’t return to the place he grew up.

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Light a Fire 2018: Game-Changing Action

How Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Stopped a One-Way Ticket to a Death Sentence

“There’s always been this overwhelming need...but then you have the Trump administration upping the ante.”

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Community Organizing

Scenes from This Year's May Day in Seattle

The 19th annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights began at Judkins Park on Tuesday afternoon.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Local Officials Speak Out Against a New Citizenship Question on the Census

Blue states would get hit the hardest—both in federal funding and government representation.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

No Relief for Dreamers After Senate Rejects Immigration Bills

Senators on Thursday struck down immigration proposals and are back to the drawing board.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Despite Deportation Order, Immigration Activist Pledges to Keep Fighting

"I won't be quiet, I won't be silent, and I will continue working."

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: A Deal on Short-Term Rentals, Inslee's Address, and ICE Agents at 7-Eleven

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/12/2018 By Araz Hachadourian