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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Immigration

Barring a Good Reason, Attorneys Can No Longer Mention Immigration Status

How the state Supreme Court decided immigration status was "generally inadmissible," and what's next.

11/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

100 Years of Activism

1935–42: Locals Protest Anti-Interracial Marriage Laws and Japanese Internment

The only known newspaper to have decried internment policies in the area, maybe even the West Coast, was Bainbridge Island Review.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

News Roundup

Top Stories: Mayor’s Budget, GOP Tax Bill, Sanctuary Status

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/17/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Essay

The Great Divide: Growing Up in Rural Washington as a Muslim Immigrant

What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today.

08/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

A Waiting Game

Meet the Immigrant Choosing Prison Over Deportation

Erasto Merino Najera fears returning to Mexico will cost him his life.

06/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Intentional Strangers

The Region's Fastest-Growing Immigrant Population Might Not Be Getting the Help It Needs

And you don’t have to be undocumented to feel the fear.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Crossroads

75 Years Ago, Only One Paper Opposed Japanese American Internment Camps

The Bainbridge Island Review was the only known paper in the area to decry the policy.

04/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Past in Present

We’ve Seen What Happens When an Ethnic Group Is Seized by Executive Order

It was in 1942, when Japanese citizens in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander