The 'Public Charge Rule' – An Explanation and Advice

On August 14, 2019, USCIS published a new rule about a ground of inadmissibility called “likely to become a public charge.” The new rule applies to immigrants who are seeking admission into the USA, applying for green cards in the USA through the Adjustment of Status Process, and to temporary nonimmigrants who seek to extend or change status.  While lawful …

OneAmerica Shares Their 2018 Annual Report

We are proud to announce that our 2018 Annual Report is here! Click here to view it today and continue reading for a reflection about what we accomplished together from our Executive Director, Rich Stolz. With your support, in 2018 OneAmerica led a moral and political wave in Washington State that mobilized thousands against the President’s policy of family separation, …

Congress caves in to Trump… again, votes on a funding bill that will only enable the President’s cruel immigration strategy

This week, OneAmerica delivered a statement to our Congressional delegation signed by more than 50 organizations from across Washington State expressing profound disappointment and anger over enactment of a supplemental funding bill that will send billions more to beef up border security and interior enforcement without adequate assurances that the funds will be spent to address the humanitarian crisis created …

OneAmerica reassured that ICE did not “data mine” Drivers’ Licenses in Washington State

On Sunday July 7, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that ICE had made requests to Utah, Vermont and Washington State Licensing Departments to receive personal information for immigration enforcement purposes using facial recognition technologies. In response, the Washington Department of Licensing issued a statement, describing what their records show:  “DOL has implemented strict standards to ensure data …

Victory! Governor Inslee Signs Strongest 'Sanctuary' Policy in the Nation – Keep Washington Working Act

Governor Inslee signed into law the strongest statewide sanctuary policy in the nation on May 21, 2019. OneAmerica Executive Director Rich Stolz stated, “while the Trump Administration continually attacks immigrant families and some states aid and abet this discrimination, Washington is on the right side of history – passing the strongest statewide sanctuary policy in the nation. The Keep Washington …

2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Big WINS for Immigrant and Refugee Communities

The legislative session has ended and thanks to the active work of so many folks like you, we’re celebrating critical WINS for immigrant and refugee communities! We PASSED and FULLY FUNDED the Keep Washington Working Act. This will not only keep families together by limiting law enforcement from working with out-of-control federal immigration forces but also provide a safer environment …

Transforming the Relationship between Police and Communities of Color

Do you want to transform the relationship between police and communities of color by ensuring police are trained adequately on de-escalation and mental health topics? Make your voice heard TODAY and share your input on their proposed curriculum by emailing: DEINPUT@CJTC.STATE.WA.US Voters Support Reform for Policing In November 2018 the voters of Washington State took the lead nationally on police …

Do you want to run for office?

Washingtonians are ready to see more people like us in the halls of government. To build our bench, OneAmerica has partnered with New American Leaders to host the Ready to Lead® candidate training program, specifically designed for first and second generation immigrants and people of color who want to run for office or work in politics. When: Friday, April 12 …

OneAmerica's 2019 Annual Celebration: People Like Us

Friday, April 5th, 2019 Reception: 5:30 pmProgram: 6:30 pmThe Westin, Seattle With OneAmerica leading the way, people like us have created a movement to claim and embrace our power – in our local communities, leading our organizations and businesses, and in our government. When people like us stand together, we build power. That means people power, power in our ideas …