Immigration

"American Dresser," 2014 by Thuy-Van Vu. Image courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery.

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While some artists seek to capture the extraordinary, Thuy-Van Vu is more concerned with the mundane — but just as revealing — objects of...

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A newly released interactive graphic shows visualizes millions of individuals migrating between countries over the past 20 years.

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Young people and immigrants in Seattle are proving that philanthropy doesn't only have to flow from the rich to the poor.

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“They really beat into your mind that (immigrants) are stealing from you ... that they’re taking money out of your pockets.”

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With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.

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With international student populations at UW increasing every year, more and more are working under the table to make ends meet.

Protestors from "Not One More" link arms to block vans from leaving the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

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50 protesters locked down in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma yesterday in what they promised would be the first of many direct actions to block deportations.

Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.

Does the Seattle majority fear a Planet of the Apes end game?

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White Seattle fancies itself a bastion of multiculturalist progress. Is there something else lurking beneath the surface?

The author and her husband show off their Seahawks pride. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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How the American football made me feel less foreign.

More than 500 Muslim Americans gathered in the state capitol in Monday to send a clear message to the Legislature: protect low-income housing, pass the DREAM Act and vote against invasive drone surveillance. (Photo by Atia Musazay)

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Hundreds of Muslims from around Washington gathered at the state capitol Monday with clear messages for their legislators. For Amira Al-Salami, Martin Luther King Jr....

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A international lawyer turned policy analyst, Sahar Fathi, is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made. When...

Many Uch, who was detained in the INS building before it closed in the late 90's, gives one of the interviews used in "left:behind". (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Local artist Morgan Dusatko's experimental audio tour of Seattle's old INS building offers a chilling, emotional journey through a facility where thousands of immigrants...

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Nearly half a million people are deported from the U.S. every year. Some end up here, at the tiny Migrant Resource Center in Agua...

Seattle resident Hawo Abdi Farah, a Somali, is worried about possible bank-transfer restrictions that would affect her ability to wire money to relatives in Somalia. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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Immigrants in the Northwest send millions of dollars to relatives Somalia every year. But international banks backpedalling from anti-terrorism laws could cut off the...

Eddy Martinez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

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For years, young people have been hearing: “You are too young to make a difference."

The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a "Faces of Global Terrorism" ad campaign piloted in Seattle this...

From left; first generation Samoan youth Roselle Savea, Naiasolagi Ulusago, Nathan Taupau and Evangeline Taupau at a carwash to benefit the Aso Fitu Samoa Church on the sidewalk of International Boulevard in Tukwila, Wash. (Photo by Ian Terry)

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Caught between worlds, first generation immigrants from around the globe find community in their alienation. I once heard a joke by the hilarious Margaret Cho...

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Seattle has a farmers market scene that would make any green citizen proud. So why are there only white people there? Farmers market season in...

This photo of a Turkish woman being pepper sprayed by a police officer has become a uniting symbol for the protestors in Turkey. (Photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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A small cadre of Turkish Seattleites are organizing support for escalating protests they say are about saving democracy in Turkey. It began as a peaceful...

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(Photo by Erika Schultz/THE SEATTLE TIMES ) Diversity Means Opportunity in Tukwila – From Somalis to Bosnians to Nepalis, Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz put together...