OneAmerica Condemns Trump's Abuse of Executive Power

Today President Trump announced his plans to sign a flawed compromise bill in order to prevent a government shutdown, and then declared a false ‘national emergency’ at the Southern border. There is no national emergency at the southern border other than the humanitarian crisis of the President’s own making. The president’s intent to circumvent the will of Congress – and …

SeaTac Community Members React with Shock and Disappointment to the City Council's Replacement of Amina Ahmed

Media Contact: Robin Engle 503-896-9967 Robin@weareoneamerica.org January 15th, 2019 For Immediate Release: SeaTac Community Members React with Shock and Disappointment to the City Council’s Replacement of Amina Ahmed This blog post contains a correction – please see starred portions and the footnote below. SeaTac – The SeaTac immigrant community reacted with disappointment to the SeaTac City Council’s replacement of Councilor Amina Ahmed’s …

Murray and Cantwell: Call the President’s Bluff on Border Funding

by OneAmerica Executive Director Rich Stolz and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Executive Director Jorge Baron Voters, especially New American voters, turned out in record numbers in this last election to send a message to state legislatures across the country and to Congress that they should reject policies that harm immigrants and further divide our country. Yet in the remaining days …

Celebrating Bilingualism | Celebramos | Dabaaldega

On Thursday, December 13th 2018, OneAmerica held an event highlighting our Speak Your Language Campaign supporting English Learners, Celebrating Bilingualism and announcing the release of our report “Celebrating the Power of Bilingualism.” The event was attended by nearly 100 supporters, including OneAmerica parent leaders and Community Language Organizers, the English Language Learner Work Group, elected officials, and educators and district …

Remembering David Ayala

Dear Friends and Members of the OneAmerica Family: We learned early this morning that our dear friend and former Organizing Director, David Ayala passed away after a lengthy fight with pancreatic cancer. David will be missed in so many ways.  We will dearly remember his enthusiasm, his infectious energy, his heart, his ability to motivate, his deep sense of strategy, …

King County Inquest Process Reforms are Positive Steps Towards Police Accountability and Justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine recently introduced positive reforms to the inquest process that addresses how investigations of the death of an community member at the hands of law enforcement are conducted. “On behalf of our members throughout King County, OneAmerica strongly supports the positive steps taken by the King County Executive to strengthen accountability and sensitivity to the needs …

OneAmerica Partners with SeaTac Airport to Promote Citizenship

By Sarah Sumadi It’s often while anxiously waiting in line at U.S. ports of entry that legal permanent residents first think about applying for citizenship. Returning to the United States after a trip abroad is especially stressful, because re-entry isn’t guaranteed. Immigration officials inspect residents’ green cards while reviewing their full background file and questioning them about their travel, and …

A New Campaign Takes Aim at a “Second Wall” for Immigrants and their Families

OneAmerica joins the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and others to launch the Campaign to Tear Down the Second Wall and to relaunch Naturalize NOW Campaign. These efforts take a stand against recent anti-immigrant actions taken by the Trump Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to protect and build power for the immigrant community. OneAmerica …