Immigration

Polish immigrants arriving in the U.S. around the turn of the century we're stereotyped as "farm people" and usually went straight to work as agricultural laborers or farmers. (Photo via Wikipedia)

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My friends are shocked to hear I’m considering doing something almost no immigrants do: moving to a rural area.

Members of the Central Area Senior Center Sliders Dance Group learn some West African moves at the November World Dance Party. (The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

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It's June, and that means Seattle is bursting with fun. We've scoured the Globalist Calendar and come up with five events you won't want to miss!

An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

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Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.

Juan Valadez, a young graphic designer who lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, says the idea of moving to the U.S. isn't of interest to him or most of his friends. (Photo by Alysa Hullett)

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For entrepreneurial young Mexicans, dreams of prosperity no longer lie across the border.

(Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr)

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Divided from family and missing their culture, returning home is an obvious choice for many Mexican immigrants. But things aren't always so easy once they get there.

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More and more Mexican migrants are giving up lives and jobs in the Northwest to go back across the border.

Tsunami hazard signs line the West Coast of the US. (Photo from Flickr by Daniel Hoherd)

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In the event of a natural disaster like a tsunami, what would happen to the hundreds of immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma?

Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

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Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.

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DREAMer Juan Macedo de Alba was in the audience of President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union address, as a guest of Rep. Suzan DelBene, a year after the honor student faced deportation.

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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House Republicans passed a bill linking Department of Homeland Security funding with moves to undo President Barack Obama's immigration policies.

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We’re living in a post-racial America, right? Then why is identifying as more than one race still so hard?

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Your stories, artwork, music or poetry about immigrating to the United States could be part of an upcoming online exhibit commemorating the Immigration Act...

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Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.

1990 RomCom "Green Card" depicted a French-American couple whose sham immigration marriage turned to true love.

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A green card marriage is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to the U.S. — but you'll have to convince the government your love is true.

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Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?

Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

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Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.

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When was the last time you saw a cow? If you lived in Kilmaurs, Scotland, the answer would probably be “this morning.” The town of just over 2,600 people is ringed by dairy farms, manure-filled fields, and cows, making them part of residents’ everyday life.

The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”

Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or...

Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is...

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.