May 1st International Workers’ Rights March, Seattle, WA

The May 1st International Workers’ Rights march began around 5pm in Judkins Park in the Central District. It was a large gathering of various workers and immigrant rights communities from throughout Seattle. Religious and community leaders gave empowering speeches reminding the listeners of the importance of their struggle, the respect for all peoples’ rights and

Citizenship Day – Free Legal Help

I am excited to be a part of Citizenship Day for the first time. On Saturday, April 21st, One America and the American Immigration Lawyers Association will be providing free legal advice and help filling out naturalization applications for eligible greencard holders throughout Washigton State. I and other attorneys will be traveling to Moses Lake, Washington

May 1st Immigrant Rights March 2011! Kucinich to Speak

What: Annual May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights Who: Thousands of workers and immigrant rights supporters will be joined by musical performers, labor leaders and advocates for social justice: Dennis Kucinich (U.S. Representative, Ohio’s 10th District), Carlos Arango (Exec Director of Casa Aztlan Community Center in Chicago, Ill.), Jimador Norteño (band), Sandy Restrepo (El Comité), Rodolfo

April 10th : Immigrant Rights Rally : Seattle :11:00am

Immigration Reform Rally: We Can’t Afford to Wait! April 10, 2010 | Gates Open at 11 a.m. | Program Noon Occidental Park, Seattle PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Confirmed Speakers Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington Dow Constantine, King County Executive Pramila Jayapal, Executive Director, OneAmerica Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chair Mike Gempler, Washington Growers’ Association Carlos Padilla, DREAM Act

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 The Center closed down in 1999 and has been replaced by the much larger Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.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

Don’t Forget! Rally for Immigrant Rights on May 1st 2010

Immigration lawyers can do alot to help immigrants navigate the complicated U.S. immigration system, but sometimes harsh laws simply need to be changed. You can help change  immigration policy for the better, irregardless of your immigration status. Only U.S. citizens 18yrs old and over can vote in elections to support pro-immigrant politicians, but both citizens and non-citizens can write letters to politicians,