Once or twice a week, ICE transfers detainees to/from border towns through the Yakima airport.
Learn more about the ICE Flights through Yakima.
If you’d like to observe the transfer of detainees at the Yakima Airport’s ICE Air flights, watch the announcements on our Facebook page.
We celebrate the signing of the Keep Washington Working Act on May 21, 2019 which disentangles the government of the State from the Federal government for immigration enforcement purposes. It effectively guarantees that he State will not play an active part in helping remove people from the United States. Initially proposed last year by Senator Wellman, the bill is well supported among the immigrant rights community. Learn more
Have you been issued a “Federal Limits Apply” Drivers License or ID Card from the Department of Licensing and want to let more about the restrictions surrounding its use? Learn more on our Real ID page.
Please prepare any family members and friends who may be traveling by bus – so they know their rights! Learn more about CBP and Bus Travel & Know Your Rights during Travel.
Raid Response Verifiers Training in Yakima Valley
We are planning several upcoming Verifier Trainings in Yakima and the Lower Valley in the coming months. If you want to attend, please contact us.
Support our Immigrant Communities through:
Thank you to our fabulous partner the YVC Diversity Series for their partnership in putting on the “Yakima’s Role in the Detention and Deportation Pipeline” event on October 23, 2019.
And a tremendous shout out of appreciation to our fantastic presenters:
Phil Neff, Project Coordinator
University of Washington Center for Human Rights
Brenda Rodriguez, Eastern WA Network Coordinator
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN)
Alfredo Gonzalez Benitez
Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
News coverage of the event:
ICE would prefer King County to Yakima for flights, especially in winter – Yakima Herald October 25, 2019
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.