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Seattle sues Trump Administration over “sanctuary city” executive order

This afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the city against President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly over Trump’s January 25th executive order directing a crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities.”

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ICE starts publishing info on jurisdictions that don’t support it

Last month the Secretary of Homeland Security issued two memos on immigration enforcement One of the memos directed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to start issuing regular reports on state, county and local jurisdictions who refuse to give full support to ICE’s enforcement of immigration laws. The first report came out today.

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Seattle builds its federal legislative agenda in the shadow of Trump

This morning the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) brought their “federal team” to present to the City Council on what the Trump Administration, together with a Republican-controlled Congress, will mean for Seattle. The most frequently used word to describe it: “sobering.”

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