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:

We’re Hiring! Human Rights Research Internship

May 29, 2019

Training students to engage in the right to access information is at the core of the UWCHR's work.

Hidden in Plain Sight: ICE Air and the Machinery of Mass Deportation

April 23, 2019

Detainees are loaded onto a Swift Air charter flight at King County International Airport (Boeing Field) in Seattle, WA for a February 26 ICE Air flight under callsign RPN 529. Still image from video by Alex Montalvo and Wadii Boughdir for UWCHR.

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.