immigration reform 2018

Immigration, 2018 Year-In-Review

In January, the debate over immigration reform focused on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as DACA. President Trump announced plans to end the program in March and urged Congress to pass a permanent solution that also included funding for a new border wall. Federal lawmakers failed to meet that deadline, however, a federal…

mario and fidelina A success story because of the PIP program

A Success Story

We love to share our success stories Mario and Fidelina are the parents of a military member.  They had been undocumented in the U.S. for over 20 years.  Last month they became residents as beneficiaries of the Military Parole In Place or PIP program.  This allows certain relatives of military members as well as veterans…

Inspiring messages for our new citizens

Immigrants, We Are America

These are wonderful images from a recent trip to the immigration office.  What inspiring messages for our new citizens to see. “Immigrants, we are America.” This is America.  Welcoming immigrants, encouraging citizenship.   Children’s art from the Seattle Immigration Office lobby.


Top Ways To Be Thankful

Be Appreciative Make sure to not take for granted the many things you have that you did nothing to earn, such as life itself, the beauty of nature, the great country we live in, or the love of family and friends. A Gratitude Journal Science has gone crazy over how gratitude makes you not only a…


Liberty and Justice – Together

In this month when Americans vote, it’s good to remember: It is a privilege to live in the United States. Our immigrant nation is based on laws.  We depend on principles of justice to demand that laws are fairly enforced.   Liberty and Justice – together. We honor and thank the American Civil Liberties Union –…


Carlos Santana, Mexican-born American Musician

Carlos Santana, was born July 20, 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico.  He is a Mexican-born American musician whose popular music combined rock, jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban rhythms with a Latin sound. Santana began playing the violin at age five; by age eight, however, he had switched to the guitar. As a teenager, he played in bands in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was…