immigration 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 The Last Curandera: A Generation Of Immigrants Says Goodbye To An Old Tradition http://kuow.org/post/last-curandera-generation-immigrants-says-goodbye-old-tradition <p>Skagit Valley is home to thousands of Mexican immigrants. Many make their livings working as farmhands. They've brought with them some of their traditions from their homeland. But as the years pass and younger generations move in, some of those traditions die off. One Mexican family in Burlington is trying to keep an old ritual alive.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:59:07 +0000 Alisa Reznick 31511 at http://kuow.org The Last Curandera: A Generation Of Immigrants Says Goodbye To An Old Tradition Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer' http://kuow.org/post/cesar-millans-long-walk-becoming-dog-whisperer <em>As part of a series called "My Big Break,"</em><em> </em>All Things Considered<em> </em><em>is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.</em><p>Long before Cesar Millan became the "Dog Whisperer," with <a href="http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/dog-whisperer/">TV shows</a> and a best-selling series of books, he had to learn how to ask for a job in English. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:06:00 +0000 NPR Staff 31574 at http://kuow.org Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer' Making A Superhero From Scratch: A Writer’s Origin Story http://kuow.org/post/making-superhero-scratch-writer-s-origin-story <p>G. Willow Wilson’s origin story, in a matter of speaking, started in New Jersey on about 3 acres of land surrounded by old-growth woods, where her parents raised rabbits and chickens and grew corn, blackberries and sweet potatoes.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:58:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Isolde Raftery & Hannah Burn 31401 at http://kuow.org Making A Superhero From Scratch: A Writer’s Origin Story Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her http://kuow.org/post/crossing-desert-why-brenda-wanted-border-patrol-find-her It's hard enough to drive through the Arizona desert, where the sun is harsh and the distances immense. This is the story of people who walk it.<p>In particular, it's the story of Brenda, who asked us to use only her first name. She told us yet another of the unbelievable stories you hear in the Borderland.<p>We met her in Nogales, Sonora, on the northern border of Mexico opposite Arizona. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:58:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 31363 at http://kuow.org Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. http://kuow.org/post/screening-immigrants-tb-pays-dividends-us Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Physicians overseas picked up more than 1,100 cases in prospective immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in the U.S. The cases include 14 people with multidrug-resistant TB, the CDC says.<p>The agency credits beefed up recommendations for pre-travel screening that require newer, more sensitive sputum-culture tests. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:04:24 +0000 Joe Neel 30928 at http://kuow.org Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. How Bellevue Came To Be More Racially Diverse Than Seattle http://kuow.org/post/how-bellevue-came-be-more-racially-diverse-seattle <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/cultural_diversity.htm">Bellevue's cultural diversity coordinator</a> Kevin Henry about how Bellevue has <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/fyi-guy/2014/03/17/bellevue-defies-its-blah-vue-image/">become so diverse</a>. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:39:07 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 30708 at http://kuow.org How Bellevue Came To Be More Racially Diverse Than Seattle 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 Tensions Increase As Tacoma Detention Center Hunger Strike Continues Into Day 5 http://kuow.org/post/tensions-increase-tacoma-detention-center-hunger-strike-continues-day-5 <p>More than a hundred detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma are entering their fifth day without food. The hunger strike began Friday, with about 750 people refusing to eat.</p><p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stepped up medical observations for the protesters. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:06:19 +0000 Liz Jones 30268 at http://kuow.org Tensions Increase As Tacoma Detention Center Hunger Strike Continues Into Day 5 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 University Student On Real Hope Passage: 'I Feel More Accepted' http://kuow.org/post/university-student-real-hope-passage-i-feel-more-accepted <p>Washington state students who are in the country illegally have reason to celebrate. On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s Real Hope Act, also commonly called the DREAM Act. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:19:33 +0000 Liz Jones 29516 at http://kuow.org University Student On Real Hope Passage: 'I Feel More Accepted' 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 Washington Legislature Sends 'Real Hope' Act To Governor http://kuow.org/post/washington-legislature-sends-real-hope-act-governor <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814AJ_LegislativeDreams_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally.<p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:44:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29115 at http://kuow.org Washington Legislature Sends 'Real Hope' Act To Governor