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Targeting El Paso – Frontline, January 7, 2020

Iranian Americans reportedly questioned at U.S.-Canada border in British Columbia – LA Times, January 5, 2020

Community response to ICE flights in Yakima makes the Top 10 Stories for 2019 – 2019 in Review – Yakima Herald, December 29, 2019

The Northwest turns up the heat on ICE, making it harder to arrest and deport immigrants – LA Times, December 27, 2019

Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use data on migrant children to expand deportation efforts
– The Washington Post, December 20, 2019

Despite Washington state’s new sanctuary law, some local officials still cooperate with ICE and Border Patrol – Crosscut, December 9, 2019

Abolish Immigration Prisons – New York Times, December 2, 2019

Who profits from ‘crimmigration’? Not America or its ideals – Seattle Times, December 2, 2019

ICE Prison’s Dollar-a-Day Wages Face Class-Action Suit –  Capital & Main, December 2, 2019

The Divide in Yakima Is the Divide in America: What the changing demographics of this country look like up close – New York Times, November 19, 2019

Yakima Immigrant Response Network receives Justice Leadership Award for ICE flight vigils – Yakima Herald Republic, November 15, 2019

Yakima Valley’s DACA recipients quietly await high court’s decision – Yakima Herald, November 12, 2019

Inside the Northwest ICE Processing Center – Yakima Herald, September 11, 2019

ICE raid verifier training – KNDO,  August 29, 2019

YSO says they won’t assist in possible ICE raids in Yakima after 4th of July – KIMA, July 3, 2019


Courthouse Arrests

Washington state sues over courthouse immigration arrests – Yakima Herald, December 17, 2019

AG Ferguson Sues to Stop Trump Administration from using Washington Courthouses to Snare Immigrants with No Violent History, Washington State AG’s office, December 17, 2019

Oregon panel recommends barring ICE from courthouse arrests – AP, October 18, 2019

Justice Compromised: Immigration Arrests at Washington State Courthouses – University of Washington Center for Human Rights, October 16, 2019

County prosecutors are sharing information with ICE and Border Patrol to facilitate courthouse arrests – Crosscut, October 16, 2019

More immigrants report arrests at WA courthouses, despite outcry – Crosscut, April 9, 2019

ICE arrest at Thurston County courthouse begs the question: What does sanctuary mean? – The Olympian, July 6, 2019

ICE Air Flights

ICE would prefer King County to Yakima for flights, especially in winter  – Yakima Herald, October 23, 2019

ICE seeks new airports for operations in Washington State – KOMO News, October 25, 2019

ICE would prefer King County to Yakima for flights, especially in winter  – Yakima Herald, October 23, 2019

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

Yakima City Council will discuss ICE-chartered flights at July 16 council meeting – Yakima Herald, July 2, 2019

Yakima City Council discussion about having a discussion on July 16 about ICE Flights – Start at  approx 57:33 and watch through 1:07:54

In Yakima, ICE Air flights bring money, fear and division: The flights were banned from Seattle’s Boeing Field by county government. Could the same happen in Central Washington? – CrossCut, May 22, 2019

Community speaks out against ICE-chartered flights in Yakima – Yakima Herald, May 22, 2019

People want ICE flights out of Yakima to stop  – KNDU, May 22, 2019

ICE Flights continue – KEPR News, May 21, 2019

ICE flights continue in Yakima with more people picked up Tuesday – Yakima Herald, May 14, 2019

Yakima now a regular stop for ICE flights –  Yakima Herald, May 10, 2019

ICE flight lands in Yakima to drop off, pick up undocumented immigrants – Yakima Herald, May 9, 2019

Blocked from Boeing Field in Seattle, ICE flies to Yakima instead – CrossCut, May 7, 2019

ICE flights will no longer use Boeing Field – Seattle Times, May 2, 2019

Over eight years, the government has deported about 34,000 people via Boeing Field. King County wants it stopped – Seattle Times, April 24, 2019

Deported immigrants get flight on ‘ICE Air’ – AP – December 2018 (this was not filmed in Yakima, but it’s EXACTLY what we’re seeing here .. just closer up!)

ICE Air: The Airline You Never Want To Fly  – NPR, September 26, 2018

Read the recent study from UW and news reports on the moving of ICE Mass Deportation Flights to the Yakima Airport!

Hidden in Plain Sight: ICE Air and the Machinery of Mass Deportation – University of Washington Center for Human Rights,April 23, 2019

King County Collaboration with ICE Air Deportation Flights at Boeing Field – University of Washington Center for Human Rights, April 23, 2019


Public Outcry Against Detention

Protesters rally against ICE outside Yakima jail – Yakima Herald Republic, April 15, 2019

More immigrants report arrests at WA courthouses, despite outcry: All around Washington state, ICE is arresting undocumented immigrants when they show up for hearings or to pay fines. –, April 9, 2019

ICE agents can no longer simply ask Yakima County Jail to put immigration holds on prisoners – Yakima Herald, February 8, 2019

Yakima jail will stop holding inmates for ICE – CrossCut, February 7, 2019

ICE Detention puts lives on hold – Yakima Herald, December 6, 2018


Public Charge Rule Changes

Editorial: Valley’s legal immigrants will be hurt by ‘public charge’ changes – Yakima Herald, November 24, 2018