Our Work in Action Since Election Day

Since the morning after the election, we’ve heard from so many concerned community members, including a UW student worried her work permit and “deferred action” status will be taken away, a teacher at Highline wondering how to advise her third graders terrified that their parents will be deported, and a worker in Wenatchee asking what to do if ICE raids the fruit packing plant where he works.

 

In light of this increased need, we’ve sprung to action. In the past month, we’ve held “Immigration 101″ trainings for nearly 1,000 social service providers with presentations in Seattle, Wenatchee, and Tacoma, and are preparing for more presentations in January.

 

Nearly 500 people attended our Immigration 101 training in Seattle
Nearly 500 people attended our Immigration 101 training in Seattle

 

We’ve also hosted, participated in, and helped schedule over a dozen “Know Your Rights” presentations and legal clinics all across Washington State, answering community members’ questions about their legal rights, what to do if they are approached by a police officer or immigration official, and how to respond to potential changes to immigration policy ushered in by the incoming Presidential administration. Our calendar of upcoming events is being updated regularly.

 

Our staff has made themselves available to local media organizations and news outlets, helping to spread resources to the community and letting our neighbors know that we are standing with them.

 

And in our four offices throughout Washington, we are continuing to take on new cases and provide high quality, direct legal services to over 10,000 people a year. But in the coming months, there is much more work to be done.


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