Trump Administration Actions on Immigration

In its first days, the Trump administration released wide-ranging executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement, touching on everything from the construction of a border wall to deportation policy, the refugee resettlement program, and admissions from certain majority-Muslim countries. These MPI research and data resources offer context directly related to the issues addressed in the executive orders and the populations they will affect, as well as policy changes achieved and proposed via other mechanisms.

Click here for several in depth reports from the Migration Policy Institute.

Family Matters – Love, Support and Entrepreneurship


Posted by Diane Rish | Jan 24, 2018
For decades, our country and our communities have reaped the extensive benefits of our family-based immigration policies. Family-based immigration drives small business development, fuels entrepreneurship and innovation, promotes integration, ensures the maintenance of strong family support systems, and strengthens our nation. U.S. history is full of success stories that began through the family-based immigration system, including John Tu, founder of Kingston Technology and number 87 on the Forbes 400 list, who immigrated to the U.S. based on sponsorship by his U.S. citizen sister. Continue reading Family Matters – Love, Support and Entrepreneurship

DACA is Available!

DACA is Available and We Can Help!

Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request.

Our legal services team can help you. Call us at (360) 616-0479 or Espanol (360) 616-2722. Or EMAIL US

Scenes from the Women’s March in Seattle
Scenes from the Women’s March in Seattle

Martitha moves on

Martitha MayMartitha May, long-time Executive Director and Family Services Director at Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, has decided to move from KIAC.

Martitha May was a co-founder of KIAC and brought expertise, a deep commitment, and a great heart to serving the immigrant community in Kitsap County. She leaves a lasting legacy in the services that KIAC Family Services provides and with the families whose lives she has touched.

KIAC will miss her and we wish her every success in her future endeavors.

To carry on the work of the Family Services Center to which Martitha has been so dedicated, KIAC will be conducting a search for her replacement in January.

KIAC Family Services will be open for its regularly scheduled hours starting on the 16th of January.

Serving our sisters and brothers in the immigrant community

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