Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
A University of Southern California alum, her studies focused on environmental science and international relations.
Before the world of journalism, Esmy had stints as an Alaskan farmhand, a state park employee in the California redwoods, and in many kitchens and offices.
She eventually landed her first reporting job at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Washington. Her work has appeared with High Country News, The Lily, and National Native News. She is an NPR Next Gen Radio and Maynard Institute fellow. Esmy serves on the board of directors of The Seattle Globalist.
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In Washington state, there’s over 16,000 DACA recipients — or so called ‘Dreamers’ -- with temporary immigration status to live and work in the country. And they’re watching the U.S. Supreme Court case Tuesday very closely. The decision could decide the fate of the DACA program.
Civil rights icon versus political newcomer. That’s the choice in a King County Council race, for a seat long held by incumbent Larry Gossett. But in the August primary, his opponent Girmay Zahilay shot out ahead, with nearly 20 percent more votes.
Dia de los Muertos brings single, mostly male workers together at Casa Latina. Together they build an altar to remember and celebrate their friends and co-workers who died alone in the U.S.
Barbers at the Fort Lewis military base near Tacoma are alleging retaliation after new management has cut their commissions.
Fatima had sewn up her dress one inch so that she could vacuum on the floors of a downtown Seattle high rise.
Pike Place Market before dawn is empty. Eerily so, because the neon lights are still on.
Activists pushed the Tacoma City Council for a timeline to shutdown the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
“Not eating doesn't affect as much as being alone. Because anyone can stop eating one, two days. But not everyone can withstand be locked up alone,”says Raul, an undocumented immigrant who spent time in solitary at the Northwest ICE Processing Center.
The Trump Administration wants to cap the number of refugees allowed to enter the country next year at a record low of 18 thousand people. That’s about half the number allowed this current year. And far lower than previous ones.
Some tech workers have put pressure on their employers to end contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This week Chef -- a software company based in Seattle -- took that action after employee protests.