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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.