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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

File photo of college students raising their hands in assembly. (Photo by JOHANNA LEGUERRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Effort Tries To Get Illegal Immigrants College Aid

With the federal government giving young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country, advocates in Washington state are relaunching efforts to open state financial aid to college students who don’t have documents.

09/03/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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