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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A few items of note happened at the Council Briefing and Full Council meetings today.
Continue reading Notes from today’s meetings
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.
Continue reading ICE starts publishing info on jurisdictions that don’t support it
This morning the Council held a brief discussion, led by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, on what the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” proposal means for Seattle.
Continue reading Council discusses local effects of Trump’s budget proposal
This afternoon the City Council ratified an ordinance that sets up the city to cut its ties to Wells Fargo Bank.
Continue reading Council officially cuts ties with Wells Fargo
This afternoon the City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms Seattle’s status as a welcoming city for all, regardless of immigration status.
This isn’t just a feel-good resolution; it lists a number of very specific actions and policies for the city.
Continue reading “Welcoming City” resolution passes
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.”
Continue reading Seattle builds its federal legislative agenda in the shadow of Trump