Immigration

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Deportation Of Minors Won’t Stop During Lawsuit

A federal judge in Seattle isn’t stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation

CBS Seattle–09/30/2014

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University Of Washington Medical School To Accept Deferred-Action Students

The change in admissions policy was announced last week, opening the door to the most prominent medical school in the northwest to the immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

CBS Seattle–09/29/2014

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Portland Man Hides In Church To Avoid Deportation

It’s the first time in recent history that an Oregon church has taken in an immigrant. Churches nationwide have offered refuge to immigrants lacking legal status, because immigration officials don’t arrest people inside churches

CBS Seattle–09/22/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Northwest Received Few Children From Border Surge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 50 immigrant children were released to sponsors in Oregon, 211 in Washington state, and 8 in Idaho between January 1 and July 7

CBS Seattle–07/25/2014

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Do Immigrant Minors Lack Legal Representation?

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle on behalf of eight plaintiffs, all minors

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

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Tacoma Man Deported For Human Smuggling

Immigration authorities have deported a Tacoma man who facilitated the smuggling of South Korean nationals into the United States

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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In Depth: Organizations Train Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Microbusinesses, defined as enterprises with five or fewer employees, have long been the backdrop of the economy

CBS Seattle–05/12/2014

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Wash. Counties Will No Longer Detain Immigrants Eligible For Release On Behalf Of Feds

Counties in Washington state have joined a growing number of local jurisdictions in Colorado and Oregon that will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities.

05/01/2014

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WA Counties Drop Immigrant Jail Holds

Two WA counties will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities

CBS Seattle–04/30/2014

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Federal Judge’s Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Detainers

A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman’s constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they’re eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.

04/18/2014

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