Supporting Yakima's Immigrant Communities  |  News  |  Contact Us
Supporting Yakima's Immigrant Communities  |  News  |  Contact Us

Community Support

Know Your Rights

Despite the focus on detaining and deporting aliens with criminal convictions, others are getting swept up when ICE agents stop and question members of the community.

It’s important for all immigrants to Know their Rights!

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Family Safety Packets

In the event a spouse or parent is detained by ICE, family members left behind find themselves without access to important legal documents and decisions.

YIRN organized two Family Safety Workshops (March 25, 2017 & April 24, 2017) where individuals could come and listen to a presentation explaining the family safety packets, complete paperwork, and speak with a lawyer to help prepare a power of attorney and other necessary documents to protect their children’s future.

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Raid Verification Observer Training

When a rumor of an ICE raid flies through the community, it’s important to have a trained observer check out the rumor to see if it’s true.

Because of this, the YIRN has affiliated itself with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, to receive and act on calls to their Hotline about possible incidents in the area.

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Raid Hotline

In the event a community member is suspicious that activities they are seeing are in fact an ICE raid, please call the WAISN hotline number at:





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.

All calls are kept completely confidential. 

Download the WAISN Hotline Flyer for more information – English | Spanish

Workplace Outreach

What are the rights of the employer in the event of an I-9 Form Audit, Warranted search for specific individual/s or an ICE Raid.   We have brought together information and resources to help assist employers and small businesses.

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Immigration Attorneys

These attorneys practice in Washington State and offer legal assistance regarding immigration matters.

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A myriad of resources on immigration related matters.

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Locating Detained Individuals

In the event a family member has been detained by ICE, you need to know how to determine which facility they are being detained at by ICE.

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The Northwest Immigrants Rights Projects is a good resource for information on DACA status.

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