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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.


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the Washington Dream Act Coalition will host community forums in light of today’s announcement. Immigration attorneys will be on hand to answer questions and help individuals with DACA who need assistance with renewal applications if their work permits expire on or before March 5. Event is free. RSVP at



KCLS and ELAP are holding a know your rights workshop in Spanish and English at the Issaquah library on Thursday, July 13, 6 pm. Click here for flyer.

Bellevue Police just released a video in English and Spanish reiterating their stance on enforcement of immigration law — they don’t do it.

Please share widely throughout the community!

To report and collect information centrally information on immigration activity and situations in which community members have been detained by immigration agents anywhere in Washington, call this new hotline number to staffed by a live volunteer 7 days a week, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

More info here in English and Spanish.

ELAP is partnering with the King County Library System to offer an Immigration Know Your Rights workshop and legal clinic. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave NE.

6:00 – 7:00    Know Your Rights presentation and Q & A by immigration attorney.

7:00 – 8:00    Legal clinic with 20 minute brief legal consultations for individuals with an immigration attorney

7:00 – 8:00    Assistance with completing Safety Plan for parents of U.S. born children.

Individuals wishing to speak to an attorney must sign up when they arrive. There are limited slots, so first come first serve. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aries Almanza at or 425-747-7274 x 207.

Flyer in English and Spanish.