Issues and Policies

Get the Facts about "Public Charge"

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Learn more information about the "public charge" issue, as well as how the City of Seattle is working to oppose this cruel federal policy.

How Seattle is a Welcoming City

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Find out how Seattle's values of equity and inclusion drive the City's actions in welcoming immigrants and refugees to our community.

FAQ about Local City-level Immigration Policies

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Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about immigrants and refugees, including the City's relationship to the federal government regarding these issues.

Get the Latest DACA Updates

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Updates regarding the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and how the City of Seattle is supporting DACA-eligible immigrants.

Immigrant Civic Engagement Research

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Check out one of the largest civic engagement data sets in the country focused on immigrant and refugee communities.

Learn More about Immigrant Integration

Immigrant and Refugee Commission members testifying to City Council.

Immigrant integration is one of the guiding principles of the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Learn about how our programs help people become New Americans.