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As Congress moves forward with immigration reform, we take a look at how this issue connects to culture, business and families in the Northwest.Our region is home to a unique blend of immigrants who work in all parts of our economy — from high-tech to agriculture. This population already has a deeply-rooted history here. And its ranks are expanding rapidly.Proposals for comprehensive immigration reform address border security, employment verification, guest-worker programs and pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the US.

As Trump's travel ban partially takes effect, what does that mean for our state?

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Syrian refugees arrive at Sea-Tac Airport in November, 2015

Bill Radke talks with KUOW immigration reporter Liz Jones about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments this fall on President Trump's revised travel ban. The high court also allowed portions of the travel ban to take effect beginning on Thursday.

Under the ruling, people with a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" will be allowed to enter the country.

Year started with KUOW: 2006
Year started with KUOW: 2006
Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012