On August 3, 2015, I was pleased to vote for a Seattle City Council resolution condemning the racist anti-Chinese legislation and policies that were so ubiquitous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This resolution cannot undo the harm done in the past. But acknowledging this history and recognizing the immense contributions Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans made […][More]
Posts for 'Immigrant Rights'
This is the third part in our series, “Voices of the People’s Budget.” On the evening of October 30th, labor leaders, community organizers, social service providers, and engaged citizens came together for a People’s Budget Town Hall. Here they shared their concerns about the Mayor’s business as usual budget and began a conversation about what is necessary to make […][More]
On August 11th, I co-sponsored an immigration resolution calling on Obama and Congress to replace the enforcement oriented system with one that respects workers’ rights and keeps families together. This is a powerful message to send at a critical time in the national immigration debate. The city’s investments should also reflect its values on immigration. Currently […][More]
This week the Seattle City Council passed a resolution (PDF) on immigration reform rooted in the work of El Comité. I used this opportunity to place the immigration crisis within its proper historical and economic context. Watch my speech in Council Chambers and see the transcript below. Transcript of Speech as Delivered While speaking out in support of […][More]
The following letter was sent on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Dr. George C. Zoley, CEO of GEO Group Inc. One Park Place, Suite 700 621 Northwest 53rd Street Boca Raton, FL 33487 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Nathalie R. Asher, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations U.S. Immigration […][More]