The Office of the Lt. Governor has compiled a list of the following resources to help those affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Please use the resources below and contact the Lt. Governor’s Office for additional guidance and consultation. We are here to support you. For more information on the immigration order and whom it affects, please go to:
ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE LEGAL AID RELATED TO IMMIGRATION:
The information below can also be found on the organization’s help page, here.
Western Washington or Seattle
The Western Washington office individuals in Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum & Whatcom counties.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Toll Free: 800.445.5771
Eastern or Central Washington
Serving individuals in Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla Whitman & Yakima counties.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Toll Free: 888.756.3641
Serving individuals in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane & Stevens counties.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Toll Free: 866.271.2084
Please note: The Wenatchee office does not have a receptionist. In order to reach them, leave a detailed message with your NAME and PHONE NUMBER as well as a BRIEF EXPLANATION of your immigration issue, and a staff member will return your call.
If you or a family member is detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
Tacoma Office – Serving Northwest Detention Center
Note: This office is only available for those detained at the NWDC
Please leave a voice message with the detained person’s name and, if possible, the “A number” on the bracelet at the detention center.
Contact the ACLU Intake and Referral Line at 206.624.2180
For legal help, click here.
From the ACLU regarding Trump’s executive order on immigration:
The ACLU of Washington is asking that people who have been expecting visitors to arrive at SeaTac from one of the seven countries in yesterday’s executive order – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – and have not heard from their visitors or have heard that their visitors have arrived and been detained or denied entry to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be checking this mailbox regularly throughout the weekend. Please send a message with your contact information as well as the following information about the visitors if possible: name, date of birth, country of citizenship, form of visa or entry authorization, date and time of arrival, flight number and airline. In addition, it would be helpful to share information about how being denied entry to the United States causes the person a hardship whether because of persecution, illness, family ties, etc. We stand ready to challenge detentions and denials of entry where possible to do so.
RELEVANT GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Washington State Attorney General’s Office
While the Attorney General’s Office cannot represent individual Washingtonians, they are collecting evidence about the impact the Executive Order has had for Washington residents and their families. If you have an experience you would like to share with the legal team, please call (206) 442-4492.
Computer and Internet Resources
Housing Finance Assistance
Housing Repair Assistance
Utility Bill Financial Assistance
Employment/Labor Laws/Financial Assistance
Transportation Financial Assistance
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans Resources
Legislative Advocacy Resources
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department’s mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law. CRCL integrates civil rights and civil liberties into all of the Department activities:
- Promoting respect for civil rights and civil liberties in policy creation and implementation by advising Department leadership and personnel, and state and local partners.
- Communicating with individuals and communities whose civil rights and civil liberties may be affected by Department activities, informing them about policies and avenues of redress, and promoting appropriate attention within the Department to their experiences and concerns.
- Investigating and resolving civil rights and civil liberties complaints filed by the public regarding Department policies or activities, or actions taken by Department personnel.
- Leading the Department’s equal employment opportunity programs and promoting workforce diversity and merit system principles.
Federal Protection Against National Origin Discrimination: Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person’s national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. Laws prohibiting national origin discrimination make it illegal to discriminate because of a person’s birthplace, ancestry, culture or language.
The Civil Rights Division is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, and national origin.
Complaint Against DOJ Employee or DOJ-Funded Organization
- Report waste, fraud, abuse, or misconduct
- Report violations of civil rights or civil liberties
- File a complaint with the Office of Professional Responsibility
- File a discrimination complaint against a recipient of financial assistance from OJP and COPS or from other Department of Justice agencies