Statement on Sept. 5th DACA Decision

TweetA message from our Executive Director, Liz Dunbar: Today, the Trump Administration made the heartbreaking and disastrous decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, effective March 5, 2018. Here at Tacoma Community House, we are appalled but not surprised at this dreaded announcement. Since the inception of DACA in 2012, TCH…

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Trevor Modeste, 61, Earns Citizenship After 50 Years With Green Card

TweetSixty-one-year-old Trevor Modeste of Tacoma earned his U.S. citizenship on July 31st, 2017 after not one, but two organizations told him it wouldn’t be possible. Modeste spent fifty years as a Permanent Resident after immigrating to the United States from Trinidad in 1967 with his parents. “It’s the longest time I’ve seen someone be a…

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TCH to Host Citizenship Day, Apr. 8

TweetTacoma Community House is working in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA-WA) and the Washington New Americans program to host a Citizenship Day at their facility (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405) on Saturday, April 8. This free legal clinic will pair eager legal permanent residents (LPRs) with…

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Finally Belonging

TweetOn Friday, April 10, 2015, Tacoma Community House (TCH) celebrated 105 years of making positive change in the lives of refugees, immigrants and low income families in the south Puget Sound. Over 500 guests gathered at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, and were reminded, through storytelling and statistics of TCH’s reach and impact,…

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Meet Marie Anne

TweetMarie Anne is a 67 year old immigrant from Haiti. She came to the United States in September of 2007 to reunite with her daughter. In 2013, she came to Tacoma Community House seeking services from our immigration department. She was thrilled to learn we offered immigration assistance that included free citizenship classes and assistance with immigration…

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Meet Jania

TweetGazing through the windows or walking the halls of Tacoma Community House from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the education quarter, you see classrooms filled with eager adult learners trying to improve their English skills or learning American history in order to pass the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) exam to become…

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