immigration reform

Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

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Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.

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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.

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...

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.

An international visitor arriving at Washington Dulles Airport is fingerprinted as part of a system to track undocumented immigrants and prevent visa overstays. (Photo by Dept. of Homeland Security)

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Can unused visas from the 1990's be used to ease the immigration backlog.

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Preparations are underway for local organizations to provide support for the 600 minors who may arrive in Washington in coming weeks.

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.

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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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPDZDpNaBg?rel=0] With legislation stalled in the House, frustrated immigration activists are taking direct action to confront Congress. House Speaker John Boehner is a creature of...

(Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Comprehensive immigration reform easily passed through the Senate Thursday, including an amendment adding billions of new dollars for border enforcement. The Senate just passed a...

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On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and...

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In honor of May Day, here's a point by point critique of the proposed immigration reform bill by a representative of the May First...

Maria-Jose Soerens, a local organizer for the Evangelical Immigration Table. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

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Evangelical leaders are drawing on scripture to muster conservative support for immigration reform.   I’ve reported on sensitive subjects–the Iraq war, Russian politics and the...

At a rally in Walla Walla calling for immigration reform way back in 2010. (Photo by Dick_Morgan)

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Washington’s diverse immigrant community isn’t afraid of going to the back of the line…as long as they’re sure of where it will lead.   A...

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The five paragraphs President Obama devoted to the issue of immigration in his State of the Union speech Tuesday did not impress a OneAmerica...

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Leer en Español Imagine a thirteen year old boy trying to stay awake after walking more than three days in the desert. He’s so desperate for...

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Read in English Imagine un niño de trece años tratando de mantenerse despierto después de caminar más de tres días en el desierto. Está tan...

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Yuriana Garcia, 20, is an ambitious, soft-spoken Honors student majoring in Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. She has a passion for bioengineering, and...

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In the past six months alone, big things have started happening for the immigrant community is Seattle. President Obama announced a new deportation deferment policy for...