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:

Nancyrose Houston Continues Research on Enforcement of the Keep Washington Working Act

July 6, 2022

Nancyrose sitting on the computer doing research

Abuses in the Air: Sports Travel and the Deportation Industry

June 14, 2022

Abuses in the Air

Conditions at the NWDC: Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Assault

May 16, 2022

UWCHR Project Updates 2020-2021

October 29, 2021

Conditions at the NWDC: COVID-19 and Health Standards

December 16, 2020

Graphic depicting fenced in yard at NWDC, with drawing of virus particles. Photo courtesy La Resistencia, logo created by Wan HD from Noun Project

Tara Saleh Investigates the Enforcement of Immigrant Rights Legislation

December 9, 2020

2020 Linder fellow Tara Saleh

Members of WA Congressional Delegation Request DHS OIG Investigation of NWDC

December 3, 2020

Lots of Advances, Despite a Challenging 2020: UWCHR Project Updates

December 1, 2020

Detention managert Steve Jones stands at the intake door of the Cowlitz County Youth Center in Longview, January 31, 2020. (Photo credit: Courtney Talak, the Daily News.)

Conditions at the NWDC: Solitary Confinement

November 30, 2020

Photo courtesy La Resistencia, logo by Eucalyp from Noun Project