immigrants

Group Sues to Continue Helping Immigrants With Paperwork
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has ordered a Seattle-based immigrant rights group to halt a large part of the work it does to advise immigrants of their legal rights and help them fill out paperwork.
The nonprofit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sued the Justice Department Monday in fe…
Immigrants Plan May Day Rallies Buoyed by Trump Opposition
CHICAGO (AP) — Immigrants and their allies are preparing for May 1 rallies nationwide and say there's renewed momentum to fight back against President Donald Trump's policies and more collaboration among different advocacy groups.
Around the world, union members have traditionally mar…
Seattle Mayor, Council Seek to Create Immigrant Legal Fund
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's mayor and two council members plan to create a $1 million legal defense fund to help immigrants and refugees.
Mayor Ed Murray and council members Lorena González and Tim Burgess said Thursday that the fund would support Seattle residents and workers with lim…
US Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Asylum Claims
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum.
The case concerns immigrants who either were found to have a…
Fire Commissioners Apologize After Racial Remarks
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Two members of the Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners who made racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers avoided disciplinary action by voting against the idea.
Commissioners Bob Meador and David Chan on Friday each voted no, resulting in a 2-…
Trump Suffers New Defeat on Revised Travel Ban
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.
Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in a case brought near the nation's capital by the ACLU and other groups representin…
Oregon Cites Harmful Effects of Travel Ban; Goes to Court
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Emphasizing ways in which Oregon is reliant on immigrants, the state has told a federal court it wants to join Washington state's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration ban.
State Treasurer Tobias Read said much of Oregon's $92 billion investment portfolio, more than …
US Judge in Seattle Tosses Lawsuit Over Green Cards Decision
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a lawsuit by highly skilled immigrants from India and China who said they should have been allowed to apply to become legal permanent residents.
The lawsuit was filed last fall on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants, many of whom wo…