Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
A University of Southern California alum, her studies focused on environmental science and international relations.
Before the world of journalism, Esmy had stints as an Alaskan farmhand, a state park employee in the California redwoods, and in many kitchens and offices.
She eventually landed her first reporting job at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Washington. Her work has appeared with High Country News, The Lily, and National Native News. She is an NPR Next Gen Radio and Maynard Institute fellow. Esmy serves on the board of directors of The Seattle Globalist.
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The Northwest Detention Center is now the Northwest ICE Processing Center. In over 15 years of existence, it’s been the site of hunger strikes, allegations of misconduct, a lawsuit over detainee wages, and most recently an attack that turned deadly.
The Trump Administration is proposing a new rule as to who gets access to SNAP, a federal food assistance program. Washington is among the top states that will be impacted by the rule change.
Elizabeth Kanku Kabuya is a refugee from the Democractic Republic of Congo. She was supposed to have her citizenship interview in Seattle but it got rerouted to Portland. Now she’s the first to get help getting there… With the help of Uber and Lyft.
Past the tall windows, is a small courtroom lined with rows of stuffed animals. This is where the kids apprehended at the border sometimes end up.
A bail hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Maryland man charged with making terrorism-related threats against Latinos. Eric Lin was arrested in Seattle for federal charges last month. The FBI was first alerted to Lin’s threats in July by the Miami Police Department.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration issued a rule to withdraw from that agreement. Now Ferguson
Tent City 3 is home to almost 50 people. This week, its next host fell through, forcing it to illegally set up camp on city property in the Ravenna neighborhood.
It could —and already is — impacting immigrants in Seattle.
Hundreds, including immigrants and members of the Jewish community gathered in protest on Thursday evening outside of Seattle's downtown ICE offices on 2nd Avenue.
On days when it’s 85 degrees or higher, the Seattle Union Gospel Mission sets up a pop up stand outside the men’s shelter in Pioneer Square.