Please complete the WAISN Health Access Survey whose goal is to to collect information to improve the health and wellbeing of immigrants in Washington state
Form of Aid: One-time cash grants in the form of checks, pre-paid cards & electronic checks
Amount of Aid: $1,000 per qualifying adult – $3,000 limit/household
APPLY Before December 6, 2020 – Washington State COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund
Please share with community members who may not have access to information in Spanish.
Resolution and Precautionary Measure regarding Northwest Detention Center – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Organization of American States, July 27, 2020 NEW
ICE under pressure to release detainees threatened by coronavirus – The Hill, April 1, 2020
‘Any day the sickness will arrive.’ ICE detainees in Tacoma brace for coronavirus – KUOW / NPR – April 1, 2020
Courts’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis – Brennan Center for Justice, March 30, 2020
We Are Like Sitting Ducks – The Atlantic, March 28, 2020
ICE Is Ignoring Recommendations to Release Immigrant Detainees to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus – Mother Jones, March 20, 2020
13 changes to the US immigration system during the coronavirus pandemic – CNN, March 20, 2020
What coronavirus means for tens of thousands of people in ICE custody – CNN, March 19, 2020
‘Recipe For Disaster:’ The Spread Of Coronavirus Among Detained Populations – MSNBC, March 18, 2020
Groups ask court to order ICE to release sick, elderly immigrants at risk of coronavirus – CBS News, March 16, 2020
Press Release: One Year Anniversary of ICE Air Flights to Yakima – May 5, 2020
Once a week for over a year, ICE transfers detainees to/from border towns through the Yakima airport.
Learn more about the ICE Flights through Yakima.
Raid Response Verifiers and Accompaniment Training in Yakima Valley
We are planning several upcoming Trainings in Yakima and the Lower Valley in the coming months. If you want to attend, please contact us.
Support our Immigrant Communities through:
Masks for Farm & Warehouse Workers
Thank you to the many volunteers who sewed masks for the essential workers in Yakima’s immigrant community!
Our Essential Workers Need the Community’s Support!
Social Distancing Advice
Please share this Spanish translation of Social Distancing Advice with community members who may not have access to Covid-19 Messaging in Spanish.
We can all do our part to protect our essential workers in the Yakima Valley!
Know Your Rights … if stopped in your car
ICE Raid Hotline
If you see activities that might be an ICE raid, call the WAISN hotline number to report!
Use this Hotline to report Active ICE Raids and suspected immigration detention activity in Washington State.
The WAISN hotline is staffed by volunteers between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm.