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Expanded Immigration Representation for King County Defendants Detained by ICE  
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) created  a new project in  2015 to represent people detained at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma and who have either ever:  1)  been through the King County criminal justice system; or,  2) who have ever lived in King County; and,  3) who cannot afford an immigration attorney. The NWIRP project for ICE detainees with a King County connection is called the Defender Referral and Representation Unit (DRRU).  If someone detained by immigration in the NWDC in Tacoma meets the King County eligibility requirement, and does not have an attorney, DRRU will meet with him or her and may be able to provide direct representation in matters before the immigration court, the asylum office, or with other types of immigration filings.  Tacoma ICE detainees whether or not eligible for DRRU should go to the Legal Orientation Program NWIRP puts on for all detainees, after which they can speak individually with an immigration lawyer. 
Donate to Washington Defender Association Immigration Project
Now more than ever, Washington Defender Association Immigration Project needs your help. In the face of current events, your donation can not only help us react to the ever-changing challenges facing our most vulnerable immigrant populations, but be proactive in protecting their rights. Please click the button below to contribute. The amounts listed in the drop down menu are suggested amounts, however, if you would like to donate more than the maximum suggestion, please feel free to input multiple transactions. You may also contribute by writing a check and mailing it to: Washington Defender Association, 110 Prefontaine Pl. S, #610, Seattle, WA 98104. Thank you for your generosity! 
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                                  Annie Benson                                       
                                    Jonathan Moore                                      

Annie Benson: Senior Directing Attorney
Telephone: (206) 623-4321 x 107

Jonathan Moore: Resource Specialist 
Telephone: (206) 623-4321 x 104
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Sara Sluszka: Immigration Resource Attorney
Contact Sara for Case Assistance here
 Telephone: (206) 623-4321 x 112 
 110 Prefontaine Pl. S, Suite 610
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 623-4321
Fax: (206) 623-5420

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