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Our Highlights from This Past Year

Sure, the COVID-19 pandemic remains, and we continue to be stuck with an outdated immigration system. But Team OIRA still had so many blessings to count during 2022. For one, our team enjoyed waking up every morning to a federal administration much more supportive of immigrants and refugees. And we… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Solstice from the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs!

Wishing you warmth, health, and joy on this, the shortest day of the year! We hope this email finds you in good spirits despite the Pacific Northwest long nights and snowier than usual season. The good news is that the days will now be getting longer. Is it too early… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and the Seattle Foundation announce the awardees for funds raised from the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide

On Monday, October 27, the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and the Seattle Foundation hosted an intimate community event announcing all of the awardees of the $429,000 raised from the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide. This process began back in April 2022, when Seattle… [ Keep reading ]