Seattle’s Ellis Island

I just heard this interesting KUOW 94.5 report on the sad history of immigration detention in the region. The report talks about the former Seattle Immigrant Detention Center near the International District on Airport Way. The Center closed down in 1999 and has been replaced by the much larger Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. CLICK HERE

International Law and the Detention of Refugees (Asylum Seekers)

The following is an excerpt from the section I wrote for the One America/Seattle University 2008 Report : Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA. Nations have recognized that there are certain communities and groups of people who are the most vulnerable and require further protections. Refugees and