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King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission an Important Step Toward Inclusion for All

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Last week, King County Executive Dow Constantine took an important step toward welcoming immigrants and refugees, endorsing recommendations to create a county-wide Immigrant and Refugee Commission

ICE is clarifying how it deals with ‘sensitive locations’, but what does that mean?

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Last month, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) published additi

Federal and State Relief Not Reaching All Disaster Victims

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This post was written by OneAmerica Policy Intern Emily Nagler.

US Expands Protections for Central American Refugees, As Long As They’re Not Already in the United States

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Last week the Obama Administration announced a new set of initiatives to address the continuing refugee crisis in Central America.

Proposed CBP Guidelines Undermine Due Process, Equality Before the Law

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced its intent to re-introduce a policy to allow local law enforcement to use Border Patrol agents as interpreters in some instances.

Remind the Department of Ecology that Clean Water is a Human Right

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Clean drinking water is a human right.

I-1515 Would End Policies Protecting Rights of Transgender Students; Washington Must Not Discriminate

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We believe in an inclusive society where every person’s human rights and dignity are respected, where communities appreciate each other’s differences and stand together for justice and equality, an

Sound Transit 3 will be a huge win for immigrant and refugee communities in the Puget Sound Region!

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After years of planning, months of engagement with communities across the region, and thousands of comments from people like you and me, the Puget Sound region has the opportunity to approve the

Orlando Shooting a Horrendous Hate Crime, Community Will Not Be Divided Against Self

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Early Sunday morning, a lone gunman burst into an Orlando nightclub frequented by the LGBTQ community and opened fire, killing 50 and wounding dozens more.

Workforce: To Drive Innovation, Workforce Development Plans Must Address Equity

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This post was written by OneAmerica Policy Associate Vy Nguyen.

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