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During these challenging times for immigrants and refugees, the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice asked community leaders to speak about their work protecting our communities.

Videos of community Conversations:
Hamdi Abdulle – Somali Youth & Family Club https://youtu.be/VX3MUC5UrFg
Aneelah Afzali – Muslim Association of Puget Sound https://youtu.be/yNtmGb3OcXQ
Mauricio Ayon – Service Employees Intl Union Local 6 https://youtu.be/xfHeqmyUGzk
Mozart Guerrier – 21 Progress  https://youtu.be/1TZ1ddzqVZw
Diane Narasaki – Asian Counseling and Referral Services  https://youtu.be/bj3RsSTklZk

Learn what King County has done and what employees can continue to do to stand with immigrants and refugees: 
Matias Valenzuela - Equity and Social Justice Office Director Video
Bookda Gheisar, Immigrant and Refugee Policy and Strategy Analyst, Office of Equity and Social Justice Video


Immigration 101

Webinar:  How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration The Immigrant Learning Center

Video: Immigration 101: Know Your Rights Northwest Immigrant Rights Project & City of Seattle

Stories of Immigration My Immigration Story


Immigration Raids and Community Safety: Recent News

Immigration Arrests Spike in Seattle and Northwest under Trump KUOW

Listen: How American Immigration Policy led to Workplace Raids, and what they do to Communities VOX

Listen: How Immigration Crackdowns Create a Chilling Effect on Crime Reporting NPR

Immigration Agents at Human Trafficking Court WNYC News

Undocumented Immigrants Avoid Vital Nutrition Services for Fear of Deportation The Guardian

Cosas Del Estado: How Immigration Raids Lead to an Avoidance of Care Pacific Standard Magazine

How a Major Immigration Raid Affected Infant Health The Conversation


Interactive Maps:

Eligible-To-Naturalize Populations in the US USC

Immigrants and the Economy in the Seattle Metro Area New American Economy


Understanding the Executive Orders

International Refuge Assistance project - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Travel to the U.S. After the March 6, 2017 Executive Order

Summary of Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States or “Refugee/Muslim Ban 2.0” (Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic for American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee)

Latest Developments on the Executive Orders (Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic) 
 

American Immigration Lawyers Association:  has provided summary and analysis of the two DHS memos signed by Secretary Kelly dated February 20, 2017, which implement President’s Trump’s Executive Orders on interior enforcement and border enforcement issued on January 25. These, along with the memos are posted on AILA's Immigration 2017 Featured Issue page.

AILA Summary and Analysis of the DHS Memorandum on Interior Enforcement
AILA Summary and Analysis of the DHS Memorandum on Border Enforcement


DHS Memo Implementing President Trump's Executive Order on Interior Enforcement
DHS Memo Implementing President Trump's Executive Order on Border Enforcement 


AILA/American Immigration Council: Summary and Brief Analysis of Trump Executive Order on Interior Enforcement
AILA/American Immigration Council: Summary and Brief Analysis of Trump Executive Order on Border Security and Enforcement