Immigrant and Refugee Resources

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The City of Bellevue is committed to serving all residents, including many immigrants and refugees who make their home here. If you have concerns about your immigration status or the possibility of deportation for you or family members, several local organizations may be able to help you. Resources from the city and other organizations are presented at the bottom of this page.

Bellevue police do not ask victims, witnesses or suspects about their immigration status. The city protects residents against hate crimes and bias-related events. To make all of our services easier to access, we offer help in multiple languages.  

Immigration Enforcement

If you are the victim, witness or suspect in a crime, the Bellevue Police will not ask you what your immigration status is (message from the police about immigration enforcement). Si usted es víctima, testigo o sospechoso de un delito, la Policía de Bellevue no le preguntará cuál es su estado migratorio (mensaje por parte de policía sobre la aplicación de la ley de inmagracion).

Hate Crimes

If you experience a hate crime in which you feel your safety is threatened, call 911 for help from the Bellevue Police. As noted above, officers will not ask about your immigration status. If you believe you are the victim of a bias-related event, in which you you can file an online report (bias-related event is the first option).

Multilingual Help

If you go to City Hall, Mini City Hall or a Bellevue community center or fire station, you do not need to know English to receive help. City staff can call interpreters for any of 140 languages who will translate your questions or requests into English and translate the staff's responses back to you in your language. This service is free.

Staff can also call these interpreters to help if you call the city's main phone line, 425-452-6800. The city has other language access resources too.

Resources

For local Know Your Rights workshops and immigration law clinic events please visit or contact the Eastside Legal Assistance Program.

For more resources, dial 211. Information is available in multiple languages.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project tracks immigration issues as they arise.