Latest Immigration Updates

On the President's recent Executive Actions on Immigration 

On January 25th, the President issued two executive actions on immigration. The first orders the construction of a physical structure on the United States-Mexico border as well as requiring Customs and Border Protection to detain every unauthorized migrant they catch crossing the United States border. The second covers several issues, including an early plan to strip federal funds from "sanctuary cities."  He will likely be issuing additional actions in the coming future. We will update this page shortly with information about these actions.  

 

On the Results of the 2016 Presidential Election

The president-elect's proposed immigration policies stand in opposition to our vision of a world in which all people have the opportunity to live safely with the ones they love.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project will continue to work for people seeking to stay together with their families, find safety from violence in their homes or home countries, and find new opportunities in work and education. Our work is more important now than ever.

To that end, we are hosting and participating in several events for community members with questions after the results of the recent election. Check out the growing list of events at this link.

 
 

Latest Immigration Resources and Advisories

We have been receiving a number of questions about the future of the DACA program following the election of Donald Trump as President. This bilingual (English and Spanish) community advisory outlines our recommendations for community members who have applied for DACA or who are interested in applying. Read the advisory

 

This is a Question and Answer (Q&A) for domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocates and attorneys who are serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, both undocumented survivors, and survivors who may be eligible for VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas or applying for gender-based asylum. Read the Q&A

 

This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children
currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. It’s critically important that educators, school support staff and service providers know the tools and resources available to help protect and prepare youth and families for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid. Read the Guide