Java with Jayapal

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) met up with the Capitol Hill community Wednesday morning for some intimate updates and Q&A. The session inside Broadway’s Espresso Vivace showed the representative is busy doing the best she can to block Trump-esque bills with little time to push her own agenda through Congress.

Trump just removed DACA, here’s what that means for undocumented students

It has been rumored since Thursday that President Donald Trump planned to remove Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and now what many nonprofits and undocumented people feared has become true. The Department of Homeland Security said it will stop processing first-time applicants for DACA today. But DACA recipients, or Dreamers, who would’ve otherwise renewed theirContinue reading “Trump just removed DACA, here’s what that means for undocumented students”

DACA Officially Set for Removal

After a week of worry by activists and organizations who first caught wind of the nightmare last Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) will be rescinded. The 10 states that would’ve sued against DACA likely had a heavy hand in the final decision as Sessions referenced the legalContinue reading “DACA Officially Set for Removal”

DACA’s Fate Still Uncertain

President Donald Trump announced Friday morning that he “loves Dreamers” and will make a decision on keeping or phasing out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by Tuesday, Sept. 5. White House officials warn, however, that his mind could change in favor or against at any moment. Trump sits between a rock and a hard placeContinue reading “DACA’s Fate Still Uncertain”

Trump Likely to End DACA This Week

While Fox News initially reported President Donald Trump’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by Friday, South Seattle Emerald has confirmed the impending action with inside sources across various immigration organizations, nonprofits, and their networks. via South Seattle Emerald

Wising up about privilege

Hundreds filled Kane Hall on Friday night to hear anti-racist activist, speaker, and writer Tim Wise at an event that was planned by UW Public Lectures months in advance, well before President Donald Trump became a reality. As a result, much of what Wise discussed couldn’t be disentangled from current events, and in fact wasContinue reading “Wising up about privilege”

Thousands show solidarity with immigrants at Westlake rally

“I am not going to give in to identity politics, we deserve respect because we’re humans” [Hodan] Mohamed said. “Trump’s islamophobic, anti-Black platform is not out of left field, it’s a core American value. It comes from a nation that has not outlawed the KKK but calls the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist group.” viaContinue reading “Thousands show solidarity with immigrants at Westlake rally”

BREAKING: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Brings Trump to Court

Following the release of President Donald Trump’s executive order popularly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” the nationwide airport protests that followed, and an emergency rally and march at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday morning that he’s filing a lawsuit against Trump, the Department of Homeland […] via BREAKING: AttorneyContinue reading “BREAKING: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Brings Trump to Court”

Aftermath of the UW shooting and update on police investigations

Trump supporters contended Milo Yiannopoulos, the UW College Republicans’ guest speaker, shouldn’t be protested because he has the right to free speech; protesters argued that hate speech, as Yiannopoulos is so often accused of employing, is not free speech. via Aftermath of the UW shooting and an update on police investigations — South Seattle Emerald

Man shot during anti-Trump/Milo Yiannopoulos protests

by Kelsey Hamlin The first thing I saw was a crowd of people immediately in front of me suddenly turning around and running in fear. My immediate concern was to not be trampled. Somewhere in that chaotic background, I heard, “Grab a medic!” Everything happened so fast. via Man Shot During Anti-Trump /Milo Yiannopoulos Protests —Continue reading “Man shot during anti-Trump/Milo Yiannopoulos protests”