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Estela Ortega on Immigrant Issues

El Centro de la Raza¬†on Beacon Hill provides social service support to local communities. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Estela Ortega, Executive Director of the El Centro, about how they provide education and services to immigrant families at risk. Ortega describes how this administration’s actions impact families and children in the Latinx community.

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Seattle’s Sanctuary City Lawsuit

What does Seattle’s lawsuit against the Trump administration mean for us? On March 29th, 2017, the city of Seattle filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for threatening to withhold federal grant money from cities like Seattle, who don’t comply with enforcing federal immigration laws. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason and James Trimarco get into the history of Sanctuary Cities and the lawsuit’s possible outcomes.

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Seattle: Sanctuary City

There are over 75,000 legal permanent residents in the Seattle King County area, and many residents whose legal status could be in question. The city of Seattle is a Sanctuary City. KBCS Producer Jim Cantu spoke with Seattle City Council member Lorena Gonzalez about what that means.