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Citizenship Day – September 21st

FREE citizenship clinic hosted by OneAmerica’s Washington New Americans program on Saturday, September 21st in Renton, Pasco, and Ellensburg in collaboration with the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington, local nonprofit organizations, and community colleges.

Each year, we help hundreds of legal permanent residents (green card holders) take the next step toward citizenship without incurring steep legal fees or jeopardizing their immigration status. During the clinic, eligible residents can meet with experienced attorneys, paralegals and interpreters at no cost to get help applying for U.S. citizenship.

Those who wish to attend  should call or text 206-926-3924 (the number on the flyer) or visit www.wanewamericans.org in order to find out more about the event and know what documents to bring. We can accommodate calls and texts in more than a dozen different languages.

Citizenship Day FlyerEnglish | Español

 

Advocacy Alerts

ICE Flights to Yakima

Report: ICE flights deepen Yakima’s involvement in national immigration enforcement – Yakima Herald – August 21, 2019

Data: Flying through Yakima to Tacoma equals increased chance of deportation for asylum seekers – Yakima Herald – August 21, 2019

ICE Air Expands Yakima’s Role in the Detention and Deportation Pipeline – University of Washington Center for Human Rights – August 20, 2019

DHS Document Reveals Allegations of Abuse on ICE Air Deportation Flights – University of Washington Center for Human Rights – August 16, 2019

Yakima council doesn’t have the votes to challenge ICE flights – Yakima Herald July 17, 2019

Community Information Packet presented at the City Council meeting by YIRN

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.

News articles on the ICE Flights

 

Keep Washington Working

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

Real ID

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.

Bus Travel and Customs Border Patrol

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.

 

Upcoming Trainings

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.

Thank You / Gracias

YIRN sincerely appreciates the support of these wonderful organizations for our recent Vigil for Immigrant Justice and Raid Responders/ Observers training in Yakima:

Abe Keller Peace Education Fund

Planned Parenthood

and generous YIRN members who provided snacks for the training!

 


Know Your Rights … if stopped in your car


English  | Español


ICE Raid Hotline

If you see activities that might be an ICE raid, call the WAISN hotline number to report!

 

1-844-RAID-REP

(1-844-724-3737)

 

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.


What Does YIRN Do?

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