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This just out from the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs: The site acts as a central hub for citizenship events, programs, services, and information for the Seattle-King County community.

Lots of events and workshops listed here!


As we heard yesterday from King County, the Seattle Foundation is launching a Resilience Fund, at least $350,000 of which will be used to support services for immigrants and refugees. The first deadline is coming up on June 26, so get your applications in soon!

Several Eastside organizations are providing high quality, critical services to immigrants and refugees, and other vulnerable populations. ERIC is working to support a collaborative approach where members participate in joint decision making about the community’s needs and the best resources to meet those needs. As a coalition, we support all our members to thrive in providing the services they are uniquely qualified to provide. If you’re proposing a new resource or service for this funding opportunity, please consider reaching out to us so we can ensure that multiple proposals aren’t submitted to provide the same types of services to the same parts of our community.

ERIC will offer limited technical assistance to the Eastside organizations applying for funding, particularly to smaller organizations that do not have fund development staff and/or who have not yet secured sustainable funding.

To coordinate ideas for grant proposals and to request technical assistance, contact Debbie Lacy, the ERIC Director.

For those thinking of naturalizing but have past criminal histories, some important information from our friends at the Immigrant Defense Project, as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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)

Sunday, March 19, 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007

In the wake of the rising incidence of hate speech and hate crimes against immigrants, people of color and adherents of non-Christian faiths, the Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW), Chinese Information and Services Center, and the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition will hold a Hate Crime Information Session on Sunday March 19 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at North Bellevue Community Center. The King County hate crimes attorney and Bellevue Police officers will address questions, fears and concerns. This session will also provide attendees with practical advice they can use to take precautions, de-escalate potentially dangerous interactions, and stand up for others.

There is significant anxiety and fear in our communities with hate crimes on the rise. It now falls on community leaders and advocates to bring leadership, resolve and strength to bear on this crucial issue.

This is something IAWW is developing with the hope of taking it to different cities in King County to raise awareness, calm fears and bolster community unity to protect potential victims. Please get the word out to your members and join us for this important event.

KCLSCommunity resource fair at Issaquah Library! Last Wednesday of the month from now through May. Housing, food, healthcare, transportation, education… Click here for the flyer in English and here for Spanish.