Celebrating 30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

In 1989 I moved to Olympia from Seattle to do some contract work. When that finished, I decided to stay but I didn’t have a job. What to do? In some ways it looked easy to open my own business. I knew how to do that from watching my dad and his family (all doctors…

Parole in Place

Could Military Parole In Place Be Ending?

What is Military Parole in Place and why is it ending if it benefits U.S. soldiers and veterans? Parole in place (PIP) is available to certain undocumented family members of U.S. military personnel (active or veterans). Beneficiaries who are granted PIP are provided authorization to stay and work in the United States. More importantly, PIP…

immigration Proposals

Immigration Proposals: Don’t Need To Happen To Cause Harm

The Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question on the 2020 census was thwarted by the Supreme Court in late June. Its end came more conclusively two weeks later when President Donald Trump begrudgingly accepted the ruling. But advocates fear the president’s loud push will still lead to an under-count of immigrants next year. Another…