Immigration

Immigration

The Smartypants Guide to December’s Civic Cocktail: Immigration, government technology

What does immigration reform mean for people in Seattle who lack legal documents or whose family members can't enter or stay in the country legally?…

The power of one little story among 11.7 million undocumented immigrants

A few weeks ago, the Western Washington Society of Professional Journalists chapter (of which I am a board member) hosted its annual awards gala to…

$15 per hour: How’s that going to work for you, Seattle?

Maybe our society needs a refresher course on just what supply and demand means in order to fully understand what has created both the May…

What 1 lucky Seattle immigrant’s case can teach politicians

When I think of the need for immigration reform in America, one man in particular comes to mind: Jose. In 2008, a friend who works…

Hispanic children face big challenges in Washington

Washington's Latino kids lag behind the rest of the nation's Hispanic children when facing societal odds stacked against them, a new report concluded. Overall, children…

State Legislature approves DREAM Act for immigrants’ children

The DREAM Act. The Real Hope Act. By any name, it's a winner with the state Legislature. The Washington House passed a Senate version of…

Largely bipartisan vote in Senate supports help for immigrants’ children

The DREAM Act sailed through the Washington Senate on Friday with a 35-10 vote in favor of letting the children of undocumented immigrants apply for…

Legislature finally finds a measure to agree on

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus made the first major move to compromise in the state Legislature's 2014 session. That caused 19-year-old Dulce Siguenza to break…

A lesson in Thanksgiving of a different kind

A few friends and I recently went down to the Emergency Family Shelter in Belltown to serve homeless families for the evening. The EFS is…

Labor trafficking? Immigration reform’s the thing

Last week, the FBI rescued 105 sexually exploited children — some as young as thirteen — and arrested 150 alleged perpetrators of human trafficking crimes…

The citizenship whisperer

It’s 10 a.m. on a holiday Monday. The East African Community Center is quiet. Nobody is supposed to be there. But volunteer Peter Schnurman is,…

For U.S. Border Control, call 911

During a young girl’s birthday party in Washington state, her mother called 911 and — in English — asked for an ambulance after another child…

To SIFF and beyond! Kickstarter’s changing the local film game

When Seattle journalists Sarah Stuteville and her husband Alex Stonehill met Sam “Barzan” Malkandi, he hugged them. "You guys smell like Seattle," he said. "It…