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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.

A quick and interesting read highlighting 3 main points:

  1. The orders are making virtually every undocumented person a priority for deportation.
  2. They seek to maximize existing programs that allow deportation of individuals without basic due process.
  3. Most documents that offered guidance on prosecutorial discretion have been rescinded.

Read here: Trump’s immigration executive orders: The demise of due process and discretion

Two documents from Penn State Law developed in the last 24 hours. These are living documents and will be updated/corrected as needed:

    1. Summary of Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States or “Refugee/Muslim Ban 2.0” (Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic for American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee)
    2. Latest Developments on the Executive Orders (Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic)

imagesIn case you haven´t been able to get to Bellevue or Seattle, Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Lake Washington School District and the City of Redmond are hosting a community immigration forum on March 22 in Redmond. See calendar page for more details.

By now, we’ve all heard about the 2 implementation memos regarding the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” executive order. Confusing, complicated, and concerning to many. The Migration Policy Institute just put out a brief comparing previous policy with the changes put forth by EO 13768.

If you have more time and/or a legal mind, the American Immigration Lawyers Association has published its own summary and analysis. And if you really want to read what the memos actually say, here’s a link to the actual documents on the DHS website.


world-reliefInformation and advice from World Relief on the executive order regarding refugees and immigrants in:

Eastside Legal Assistance Program is hosting a free workshop to help parents prepare for when they may not be able to care for their children. Saturday, Dec 10, 9:00 to noon at Stevenson Elementary in Bellevue. Please see flyer in English and Spanish for the documents you need to bring in order to fill out the forms.