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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Undocumented Worker Help
City Inside/Out: Undocumented Worker Help

There are over a quarter-million undocumented workers in Washington, many employed as essential workers during the pandemic. They have not received federal stimulus checks or unemployment insurance due to their immigration status, even though they pay taxes. State lawmakers have allocated $65 million in new funds to help them, but there's an effort underway to create a permanent fund that is raising larger questions about American citizenship and equity.


Ramon, Undocumented worker

Rebecca Saldaña, WA State Senator (D-37th)

Mia Gregerson, WA State Representative (D-33rd)

Joseph Shoji Lachman, Policy Analyst, ACRS

Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa, Co-Founder, WA Dream Coalition

Alizeh Bhojani, Policy Manager, OneAmerica