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Advocates Say the "Public Charge" Income Test Threatens to Scare Millions Away from Health, Housing and Nutrition Assistance

SEATTLE, Washington — On Monday, January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for low-income immigrants seeking to come to or trying to remain legally in the United States. The Protecting Immigrant Families – Washington coalition condemns the so-called “public charge” rule, which would effectively impose an income test on …

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OneAmerica and Campaign Legal Center File Washington Voting Rights Act Letter to the Yakima County Commission

OneAmerica, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Yakima County voters Evangelina “Bengie” Aguilar, Candy “Dulce” Gutierrez, Rogelio Montes, and Susan Soto Palmer submitted a letter to the Yakima County Commission on January 16, 2020, serving notice that the current system of electing candidates to the Yakima County Commission dilutes the votes of Latinos in Yakima County and denies the Latino community …

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Honoring & Remembering OneAmerica Leader Lisette Llerena

It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that on December 31st, a longtime OneAmerica leader and our dear friend Lisette Llerena passed away after a long battle with cancer. She passed surrounded by her family and friends, including members of the OneAmerica family of leaders and community members. Lisette’s contribution to OneAmerica cannot be overstated. She leaves …

Take the pledge to take action during the 2020 Legislative Session

Washington State’s Legislative Session begins on January 13th and with only 60 days, every action counts. Take the pledge today to contact your legislators throughout this year’s legislative session to ensure Washington leads the way in supporting and defending our immigrant communities. OneAmerica will be supporting these legislative bills this year: Passing Bilingual Education legislation to invest in and expand dual and heritage language programming …

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Immigrant Rights Organizations Condemn KOMO 4's "Town Hall"

Seattle, WA (December 11, 2019)- To KOMO 4 News Director Bill Dallman: The undersigned organizations write to condemn KOMO 4’s plans for a town hall on December 12th, the framing of which furthers false and damaging stereotypes about people of color and immigrant/refugee communities. The invitation for KOMO 4’s event implies an association between immigrants and criminality that is both …

Support OneAmerica in your year end giving!

A strong democracy that includes everyone is one of our country’s founding beliefs. However, in communities across Washington State, election systems have excluded people of color. Because of your past support, OneAmerica leaders passed the Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA), giving voters the right to challenge voter suppression targeting communities of color. Because of you, OneAmerica leaders are primed to …

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#HomeisHere: OneAmerica Rallies in Support of DACA

Emotions were high as Rosa Garcia shared her story in front of the federal courthouse in Seattle on November 12th. “I’m an undocumented, unafraid, unapologetic mother of two, community member, and organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition,” said Garcia. “If DACA were to be taken away it would jeopardize the economic and health security I have started to build for …

OneAmerica, La Casa Hogar, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service Oppose Exorbitant Fee Hikes for Citizenship, DACA, and Other Forms of Status

Today, OneAmerica, as a member of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), condemns the Trump administration’s proposed fee hikes that seeks to limit access to citizenship, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other immigration benefits to those who are eligible. The rule, which has not gone into effect yet, was formally proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration …

OneAmerica and Allies Announce Challenge to DHS Policy Designed to Keep Legal Immigrants from Becoming Citizens

We believe in an America that welcomes immigrants and supports people in seeking their citizenship and right to vote regardless of race, national origin, class or economic status. Unfortunately, this action and others taken by the administration serve to create a two-tiered immigration and naturalization system—a ‘fast track’ for the wealthy and a much more difficult path for everyone else. …