Human Rights At Home

At the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, our research team is examining the human rights implications of contemporary immigration enforcement in Washington state.

At a time of heightened concern about immigrant rights, it is more important than ever to understand the policies our government has implemented at the local, state, and federal level to handle immigration, and to examine the effects of these policies on the lives and liberties of all Washingtonians.

Read our most recent reports regarding this initiative:

Unequal Justice: Measuring the Impact of ICE Detainers on Jail Time in Pierce County

January 30, 2019

Pierce County ICE Detainer Policy Leads to Increased Jail Time, Costs According to Research by UW Center for Human Rights

January 30, 2019

Media Advisory: “Unequal Justice” Press Conference and Panel at UW Tacoma, Jan. 30

January 25, 2019

The UWCHR's Human Rights at Home project examines contemporary immigration enforcement in Washington state.

Deepening Our Engagement with Human Rights at Home

November 8, 2018

Undergraduate student researcher Cristina Gamundi, reviews U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained via public records requests. Photo: Corinne Thrash (Columns)

UWCHR Sues DHS, ICE, & CBP for Access to Information on Immigration Enforcement in WA

September 21, 2018

Dismissing Credible Fear in Washington State

August 10, 2018

Documents released to the UW Center for Human Rights by Customs and Border Protection suggest that asylum seekers are being arbitrarily denied the right to make credible fear claims on the northern U.S. border, predating Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policies.