Immigration is a central topic that is connected to Latino family’s history, growth, identity, and values. Immigration is also a key impediment to civic participation among Latinos in many communities, including Spokane County. Despite the surge of the Latino population in the US, Latino immigrants tend to lag in naturalization compared to other immigrant groups due to lack of access to resources, English skills, and misinformation. Community participation and civic engagement are the cornerstones of American democracy. However, it is not always accessible to Latino populations because they lack citizenship. Without citizenship, Latinos cannot participate fully in American society through the electoral process, engaging with publicly elected officials, serving on juries, holding government and public safety employment, and social security benefits.

Moreover, the current political climate has left many worried about their place in America. According to the Pew Hispanic Research surveys, rising share of Latinos believes the situation for U.S. Latinos is worsening and that about half are worried about the deportation of someone they know.

Latinos en Spokane aims to serve the needs of our diverse Latino community as a liaison between local immigration organizations to connect resources and educational opportunities for Latino immigrant families in Spokane.

Report ICE activity in your community

The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network is the largest immigrant-led coalition in the state. A powerful network made up of over 150 organizational members. There are currently over 500 Rapid Response verifiers across state to respond to immigration activity. WAISN provides an ICE reporting hotline (1–844–724–3737), a text message alert system (text “JOIN” to 253–201–2833) and resources in multiple languages.

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration Resources

 

Latinos in Spokane highly recommend consulting an immigration attorney before making any decision in your immigration case. Here we provide the following information of organizations with which we have worked and recommend their services:

Immigration lawyers

Non profit organizations

World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Services

1522 N. Washington Street, Suite 204 Spokane, WA   99201

Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00pm

For Spanish: (509) 321-0327

Immigration legal assistance with DACA, citizenship, green cards and family applications.

It is important to inform undocumented families with children that they have a notarized form which indicates where and with whom the children should stay in case of arrest. If they don't have it, children run the risk of being taken by the state. The Latino committee in Spokane agreed with World Relief this service for only $ 5. Please make your appointment with World Relief at (509) 321-0327

Catholic Charities Community Center

12 E 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
For Spanish: 509-455-4961

Assistance with citizenship and residence requirements and applications.

Spokane Immigration Rights Coalition (SIRC)

907 E. 8th Ave Spokane WA 99202

Contacta: Jim Fuse (360)292-8540

Jim@fusewashington.org

24 Hour Immigration Helpline: 1-844-724-3737

Coalition of religious, civic and immigrant leaders dedicated to keeping families together, holding federal agencies accountable and creating a more welcoming community.

Private Attorneys

Elliot Law Group
920 N Argonne Rd #110 
Spokane Valley, WA 99212 
Telephone: (509) 891-4301

 

Moss Immigration Law, PC

628 1/2 N. Monroe, Suite 201B Spokane, WA 99201 Washington

For Spanish: (509) 203-1063

Vanessa k. Mathisen

1312 N Monroe St.

Spokane, WA 99201

vanessa@vkmathisenlaw.com

Telefono: (509) 255-3685

Quiroga Law Offices PLLC

505 N. Argonne Rd, Suite B-109
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Telefono: (509) 927-3840

If you wish to report immigration fraud, you can do so at any of the following 2 sites:

Washington State Bar

1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Toll-free: 800-945-9722
Local: 206-443-9722

 

Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104.

Available Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

1-800-551-4636 (Washington Only)
206-464-6684

Family planning

In order to be prepared in case of a detention, we have created a list we recommend you follow to help you:

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