immigration reform http://kuow.org en Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup http://kuow.org/post/behind-hunger-strike-tacoma-s-immigration-lockup <p>A steady protest has hung over an immigration lockup in Tacoma for more than a month.</p><p>In March, hundreds of detainees went on hunger strike. Outside the gates, families and supporters have gathered daily, waving signs that read “No More Deportations.”</p><p>A large crowd is expected outside the facility again this Saturday, as part of a national campaign. The protest has grown out of frustration about an impasse on immigration reform as detainees fight to avoid deportation and separation from their families.</p><p><strong>‘I Wouldn’t Be Another Number’</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:25:05 +0000 Liz Jones 31889 at http://kuow.org Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup Hunger Strikers At Northwest Detention Center Moved To Isolation http://kuow.org/post/hunger-strikers-northwest-detention-center-moved-isolation <p>Several immigrants being held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have been moved to isolation after a recent hunger strike at the facility. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:46:15 +0000 Liz Jones 31726 at http://kuow.org Hunger Strikers At Northwest Detention Center Moved To Isolation Immigrant Detainees Win Right To Bond Hearings http://kuow.org/post/immigrant-detainees-win-right-bond-hearings <p>As a hunger strike continues at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, a new federal court ruling coincidentally meets one of the protesters' demands. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:18:44 +0000 Liz Jones 30419 at http://kuow.org Immigrant Detainees Win Right To Bond Hearings Hunger Strike Against Deportations Reaches Day 4 http://kuow.org/post/hunger-strike-against-deportations-reaches-day-4 <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW reporter Liz Jones about a <a href="http://kuow.org/post/lockdown-lifted-hunger-strike-continues-tacoma-detention-center">hunger strike</a> that detainees are holding at the <a href="https://www.ice.gov/detention-facilities/facilities/cscnwwa.htm">Tacoma Northwest Detention Center</a>. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:41:25 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 30229 at http://kuow.org Lockdown Lifted As Hunger Strike Continues At Tacoma Detention Center http://kuow.org/post/lockdown-lifted-hunger-strike-continues-tacoma-detention-center <p>Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.</p><p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the lockdown that started Sunday at the area of the Northwest Detention Center holding violent offenders was a precaution.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:09:04 +0000 Liz Jones 30176 at http://kuow.org Lockdown Lifted As Hunger Strike Continues At Tacoma Detention Center Protestors Try To Block Deportations From Northwest Detention Center http://kuow.org/post/protestors-try-block-deportations-northwest-detention-center <p>Milton Cornejo locked arms with about a dozen demonstrators Monday morning to block access to the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.</p><p>They were among about 50 people trying to prevent vehicles from leaving the facility, saying that they didn’t want the vans leaving with people who are about to be deported on board. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Liz Jones 29339 at http://kuow.org Protestors Try To Block Deportations From Northwest Detention Center Republican Senator Pushes Back On College Aid For Undocumented Students http://kuow.org/post/republican-senator-pushes-back-college-aid-undocumented-students <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021014AJ_QuestioningHope_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire.<p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:38:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28575 at http://kuow.org Republican Senator Pushes Back On College Aid For Undocumented Students Washington Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of 'Real Hope' And 'Dreams' http://kuow.org/post/washington-lawmakers-underfund-promise-real-hope-and-dreams <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021014AJ_DreamAct-UPDATED_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation -- after California, Texas and New Mexico -- to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.<p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:48:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28501 at http://kuow.org Washington Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of 'Real Hope' And 'Dreams' Advocates Push To Slow Deportation While Waiting For Immigration Reform http://kuow.org/post/advocates-push-slow-deportation-while-waiting-immigration-reform <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Pramila Jayapal, an advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. She and other supporters are pushing to slow deportation while Congress constructs an immigration bill. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:17:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 28347 at http://kuow.org Advocates Push To Slow Deportation While Waiting For Immigration Reform 'Real Hope' Act Passes Washington Senate http://kuow.org/post/real-hope-act-passes-washington-senate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/013114TW_DreamAct_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Undocumented Washington high school graduates may be one step closer to accessing financial aid.<p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:32:44 +0000 Taylor Winkel 28119 at http://kuow.org 'Real Hope' Act Passes Washington Senate Why Immigrant Deportations Dropped 30 Percent In Northwest http://kuow.org/post/why-immigrant-deportations-dropped-30-percent-northwest <p>Deportations of unauthorized immigrants in Washington and Oregon dropped 32 percent from 2012 to 2013,<a href="http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1312/131219washingtondc.htm"> according to data</a> from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Yet, people on both sides of the immigration debate find the numbers troubling. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:57:51 +0000 Liz Jones 26884 at http://kuow.org Why Immigrant Deportations Dropped 30 Percent In Northwest Immigration Reform Resurfaces And Splits The Republican Party http://kuow.org/post/immigration-reform-resurfaces-and-splits-republican-party <p>Marcie Sillman interviews Andrea Seabrook of <em>DecodeDC</em> about the immigration reform legislation that a conservative lobbying coalition is hoping to bring to the House floor. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:05:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 22806 at http://kuow.org Immigration Reform Resurfaces And Splits The Republican Party Central Washington Pastors Rally for Immigration Reform http://kuow.org/post/central-washington-pastors-rally-immigration-reform <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100513MM_PastorRally_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers. Immigrant rights groups rallied in Yakima, Wash., on Saturday as part of a national protest.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flags were waving as caravans of people pulled into Yakima to rally in front of the office of Republican Rep. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:01:39 +0000 editor 21628 at http://kuow.org Central Washington Pastors Rally for Immigration Reform King County Pushes Back On Federal Immigration Hold Policy http://kuow.org/post/king-county-pushes-back-federal-immigration-hold-policy <p></p><p>A proposal in King County aims to rein in how much access federal immigration authorities have at the county jail. A council committee held its first public meeting on the measure Tuesday.</p><p>Several counties in other states have already adopted similar policies, with mixed public reaction. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:31:16 +0000 Liz Jones 17300 at http://kuow.org Rep. Adam Smith, Intiman Theatre, Sub Pop Turns 25 http://kuow.org/post/rep-adam-smith-intiman-theatre-sub-pop-turns-25 <p></p><p><strong>Rep. Adam Smith</strong><br>WA-09 Congressman Adam Smith joins us to talk about the battle over immigration in the House of Representatives, American aid to Egypt and new calls to close Guantanamo Bay.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City: Seattle’s Intiman Theatre</strong><br>This month Seattle’s Intiman Theatre launches its second year as a leaner and meaner summer festival.&nbsp; Intiman needs to entice audiences and funders to its four-play festival. Artistic Director Andrew Russell hopes more comedy and more sharp political commentary will help bring them in the door.&nbsp; The theater company’s future depends on it.<br><br><strong>Sub Pop Turns 25</strong><br>Once upon a time, Seattle’s Sub Pop Records was a brassy upstart label. This weekend the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. How has the company that put Seattle on the music world’s map changed over a quarter of a century? We’ll ask co-founder Jonathan Poneman.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:08:33 +0000 Weekday 16484 at http://kuow.org