206 asylum seekers were transferred to the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Seatac, Washington
45 asylum seekers are parents who have been separated from their children.
On June 20th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that 36 of the asylum seekers had been transferred to Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Since July 14th, 24 of these parents have been released on bond.
As of July 24th, 12 parents have been reunited with their children.
- Around 2,300 of those children had been separated from their parents and were held by the government in shelters around the country.
- As of August 1st, up to 463 children have been deemed "ineligible" for returning to their families because their family has already been deported
- The court deadline to return all separated children into their families was July 26th
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THIS IS A CHANGING SITUATION, AND MANY TIMES DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE, THESE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE ACCURATE.
1. Call your legislators
2. Join Progreso and vote in the general election on November 6th
- This administration looks closely at voting numbers and polls, so please remember to vote!
To check your registration and look at a customized voter guide, please use this link: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/login
3. Attend a Get Out the Vote event
- Keep a lookout for canvassing and phone banking events on the Calendar and sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.
4. Donate to local and national organizations providing legal help assistance to separated families
- For a list of organizations assisting in reuniting families, go to the Latino Community Fund of Washington website by clicking HERE