Seattle City Council Passes Immigration Resolution

August 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Council Urges Federal Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Help Seattle Families

SEATTLE - City Council unanimously adopted a resolution today emphasizing the importance of family unity and calling upon the Obama Administration to stop deportations of undocumented residents without serious criminal convictions. It also calls for the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and urges the administration to end the use of the I-9 audits that have resulted in the firing of hundreds of undocumented workers in Seattle.

The federal government’s stated priority is the deportation of individuals with serious criminal convictions, yet the majority of those deported have only minor convictions, or no convictions whatsoever. Deportations have reached an annual national average of nearly 400,000 people since 2009.

The resolution also urges Congress to increase funding for resettlement services, to support family unity with the passage of comprehensive immigration reform that eliminates visa backlogs and to give immigration judges discretion in immigration and deportation proceedings.

Finally, the resolution calls on the City of Seattle to redouble efforts to inform the immigrant and refugee community of their legal rights and Seattle’s policies related to their immigration status, including options to qualify for different types of immigration status. Read more

Celebrate brave determined actions during 2013 – video clip list

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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VIDEO: Seattle Mayor’s wife arrested at immigration rally
Within two hours of her husband conceding the Seattle mayor’s race, Peggy Lynch was being handcuffed.
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http://shar.es/95THe man dies in custody – family demands answers

 

More Than 100 Women Arrested at Capitol Immigration Reform Protest | NBC4 

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Minnesota arrests for blocking street

 

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Raw: Immigration reform march in downtown Orlando
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15 protesters jailed after Orlando immigration reform protest

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Immigration protest hits streets of Phoenix, ends at ICE office

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Arlington, WA -local musician – don’t feed the greed song

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Chain to fence at white house

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San Francisco stop ICE bus

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Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

January 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.

Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.

The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said. Read more

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