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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

ICE would prefer King County to Yakima for flights, especially in winter – Yakima Herald, October 25, 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

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