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Immigration

A Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) badge on a uniform.  (credit:  Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigration Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Northwest Detention Center locked down areas holding violent offenders as a precaution amid a hunger strike by detainees protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations.

03/09/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Teen Could Face Deportation For Driving Into Leaf Pile, Killing 2 Young Girls

A 19-year-old Oregon woman who drove an SUV into a leaf pile, accidentally killing two young girls playing in it, has been taken into federal custody and may face deportation.

02/04/2014

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

State Senate Introduces New Version Of Dream Act

Leaders in the Washington state Senate on Thursday introduced a measure that expands college financial aid for students who are illegally in the country just weeks after the House passed a similar bill.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2014

A Washington state lawmaker said Sunday he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a "racist wasteland."  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Wash. State Rep Calls Arizona ‘Desert Racist Wasteland’ After Seahawks Loss

A Washington state lawmaker said Sunday he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a “racist wasteland.”

1090 The Fan–12/23/2013

President Barack Obama looks up at the sky at sunset as he disembarks from Air Force One upon arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., on Nov. 24, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Country Needs Pelosi To Be House Speaker Again

President Barack Obama is blending an aggressive fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, mixing a powerful issue within his party with the inevitable financial draw of an incumbent president.

CBS Seattle–11/25/2013

File photo of a prison guard frisking a female detainee. (Photo by Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ore. Immigrants Wait Longer For Relief In Court

Oregon immigrants who appeared in court and successfully sought the right to stay in the United States faced one of the longest delays in the nation to have their cases resolved, data from a statistical research group at Syracuse University show.

11/17/2013

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Immigration Campaign Focuses On Portland, Prisons

Immigrant rights activists in Oregon are asking the city of Portland to stop buying bonds from Wells Fargo, which has a mutual fund with shares in a private prison company that operates immigration detention centers.

10/16/2013

Police used "flash bangs" and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence erupted during May Day in Seattle. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

May Day Immigration Rally Turns Violent, Flash Bangs Used On Protesters

Police used “flash bangs” and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence erupted during May Day in Seattle.

05/02/2013

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Advocates Hope May Day March Focuses On Immigrants

A year after anarchists went on a rampage in downtown Seattle, organizers of Wednesdays’ May Day march hope the focus turns back to reforming the nation’s immigration laws.

CBS Seattle–04/30/2013

Immigrant Mother Of American Children Attends Deportation Hearing

Our State Can’t Access Fed Immigration Program For Voting

Washington state won’t be able to access a federal database of legal immigrants to examine voting eligibility, The Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. Election officials said because the state doesn’t require proof of legal status during the process of obtaining a driver’s license, there is missing information that would be needed to access Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2012

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