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4/1/24: ‘Work of passion:’ How Catalina Velasquez’s life led her to immigrant rights advocacy

3/7/24: WAISN Celebrates Big Wins for Washington Immigrants in Final 2024 Budget

2/21/24: Immigrant Advocates Disappointed in Washington Lawmakers’ Budget Proposals & Demand they Address the Needs of Immigrants and Refugees Now

2/7/24: WAISN Gathers Over 400+ Advocates and Elected Officials in Olympia to Demand WA Legislature Fund Unemployment Insurance and Healthcare for Immigrants 

1/23/24: WAISN Celebrates Exec. Director Catalina Velasquez, Awardee of Creating Change Immigration Award, The National LGBTQ Task Force

12/15/23: Newly Arrived Migrants Support Coordinating Committee Celebrates King County’s $3 Mil. Investment for Temporary Shelter as a “First Step”

10/12/23: WAISN Announces 2024 Policy & Advocacy Platform and Priorities 

10/6/23:  WAISN Condemns Biden’s Border Wall Expansion

WAISN in the news

2/8/24: Immigrants, Refugees Advocate for Health Care and Unemployment Benefits in Olympia (KREM-TV)

2/8/24: Hundreds Gather in Olympia for March (Seattle Times)

2/8/24: WAIS reunió a 400 defensores y funcionarios en OIympia para exigir fondo de seguro de desempleo y atención médica para inmigrantes (Telemundo Yakima Tri Cities)

2/7/24: Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day (KBCS – FM)

2/7/24: Immigrants, Refugees, Advocates Rally in Olympia for Health Care and Unemployment Benefits (King 5)

2/7/24: Hundreds Rally in Olympia for Immigrant Healthcare, Unemployment Benefits (The Olympian)

2/7/24: Migrants Rally at WA Capitol for Health Care, Unemployment Benefits (WA State Standard)

10/7/23: Federal, State, Local Officials Look to Help Homeless Migrants in Tukwila (Seattle Times)

9/29/23: Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers Found Tukwila Church, but Who Will Help? (Seattle Times)

8/15/23: Angie Lara’s Experiences in Agriculture Drive Her Work at Fair Work Center in Yakima (Yakima Herald Republic)

6/30/23: Trans Pride Seattle Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Rep. Zooey Zephyr on anti-Trans Legislation and Hope (Seattle Gay News)

4/27/23: Lawmakers Tried to Ease Hospitals’ Financial Woes (Seattle Times)

2/28/23: Washington’s Big Health Plan: Insurance for the Undocumented (Northwest Public Broadcasting)

2/28/23: Exploring Uncharted Territory (Moscow-Pullman Daily News)

2/27/23: Washington Moving into Uncharted Territory with Insurance Available to All, Regardless of Immigration Status (The Lewiston Tribune)

2/26/23: Uncharted Territory (The Lewiston Tribune) 

2/24/23: WA Unemployment Bill to Benefit Authorized Workers Likely Won’t Survive (KUOW-FM)

2/4/23: Gov. Inslee Joins WAISN + Advocates in Olympia to Demand WA Legislature Fund Unemployment and Healthcare for Immigrants (Crossings TV)

12/12/22: WAISN Celebrates Washington Becoming First State to Expand Health Insurance to Undocumented Immigrants (Crossings TV)

11/10/22: Community Coalitions Created New Cash Assistance Programs that are Available now in Washington State (Runta)

10/7/22: Immigrant Relief Fund opens long-delayed third round of aid (Crosscut)

9/21/22: Undocumented immigrants can apply for WA COVID-19 relief funds (Seattle Times)

10/2/19: Advocates Call On Retiring Kittitas County Sheriff To End Contract With ICE (NPB)

10/1/19: Marchers converge in downtown Ellensburg to support detained immigrants (Daily Record)

9/24/19: Immigrant advocates condemn ICE activity in Kitsap as racial profiling (Kitsap Sun)

7/30/19: Amid ICE raids in Washington, know your rights (UW Daily)

7/17/19: What to Do If You See ICE in Seattle (The Stranger)

7/11/19: How to Prepare for ICE Raids in Washington State (The Stranger)

6/22/19: Know your rights: Washington advocates, politicians concerned by ICE raid discussions (K5 News)

11/19: Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: The Next Generation (Seattle Magazine)

12/27/17: He came face to face with ICE and stopped an arrest (KUOW)

11/16/17: ICE Agents Appear In South Park, Try To Enter Building: Witnesses (South Seattle Emerald)

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