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.
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:
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
907 E. 8th Ave Spokane WA 99202
Contacta: Jim Fuse (360)292-8540
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.
If you wish to report immigration fraud, you can do so at any of the following sites
Washington State Bar
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
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)
In order to be prepared in case of a detention, we have created a list we recommend you follow to help you: