TN immigration raid

Communities and businesses respond to immigration crackdown.

ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back. Agents conducted one of the biggest workplace raids since President Trump announced a crackdown on illegal immigration, detaining 97 workers in Morristown. But for residents, these workers were their neighbors. One morning in April, federal immigration agents swept into a meatpacking plant in this northeastern Tennessee…

Asylum in the United States

Each year, thousands of noncitizens arriving at our border or already in the United States apply for asylum, or protection from persecution. Asylum seekers must navigate a difficult and complex process that can involve multiple government agencies. Those granted asylum have the opportunity to apply to live in the United States permanently, receive certain benefits,…

Immigrants in Washington State Are Vital to it’s Diverse and Thriving Communities

Washington state has the second-highest food production in the nation and relies heavily on its growing immigrant population. While roughly one in seven Washington residents is foreign-born, over half of the state’s farmers, fishers, and foresters are immigrants. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Washington’s diverse and thriving…

DAPA – not happening for now

Sadly, the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals denied the government’s request to let the new program for immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizen children go ahead.  It was a split decision.  2 judges said no, and the other thought DAPA should go ahead.  It was not really a surprise, given the extremely anti-immigrant attitude…