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The Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network (LDN) is now available to provide legal aid and information to vulnerable immigrants and refugees. To qualify for FREE Legal Defense Network assistance, you must:

  1. Be an immigrant in detention, facing deportation, or in danger of losing you immigration status;
  2. Live or work in the City of Seattle or live in King County; AND
  3. Have a household income below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The LDN consists of three nonprofit organizations acting as community navigators that can provide general information and eligibility screenings for immigrants. In addition, three nonprofit organizations in the network provide the direct legal services for qualifying applicants. Immigrants wanting to see if they are eligible for free legal services, should first call one of these community navigators:

Legal services are provided by:

FLYERS in Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Arabic, and Somali.

Additional resources for immigrants, including DACA recipients, are available on our website.

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This from our friends at WASLCA:

Dear supporters of language access to essential services,

WASCLA and OneAmerica are working together to make sure that everyone in Washington can get emergency notifications in a language that they can understand. It can be a matter of life and death, and we need your help now!

On May 16, 2017, Governor Inslee signed SSB 5046 into law, mandating the translation of emergency notifications. This is a big step in the right direction–thanks in large part to the tireless advocacy of  concerned individuals and organizations like yours–but we have one final hurdle to clear. Because of a null and void clause, in order to take effect, the law needs funding from the State Operating Budget by June 30!

We are asking partners and allies to sign on to the letter below requesting funding from House budget negotiators. Will you and/or your organization sign on? If you support funding to translate emergency notifications into languages other than English, please add your name here by 5pm on Tuesday, June 6th.   

Support local organizations that help immigrants and refugees. They need your help more than ever. Volunteer, donate, or support a refugee family. Find volunteer opportunities here.

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twitter_bird_logo_2012_svgTweet how you and your community welcomes refugees and immigrants, using #WeAreAllAmerica.

Call and thank your mayor and other local officials who are supporting immigrants and refugees, or urge them to do so. Here’s a list of proclamations, resolutions, and formal statements made by the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, and Sammamish.

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shutterstock_148735430Support voices of reason. Call Republican officials nationwide who speak out against unjust and unfair immigration policies that go against what this country stands for. Let them know they are doing the right thing and have your support.