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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. …

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 …