This week: I hope you caught up on your sleep this weekend

For the past several weeks the Monday afternoon Full Council meetings have been pretty tame affairs, with not a lot of legislation of substance up for approval. That streak ends tomorrow.  Oh, and the committee meetings this week are equally full of important legislation and presentations.

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The strange and complicated case of Francisco Aguirre

This morning at the Seattle City Council’s briefing session, Council member Kshama Sawant passed around a letter for her colleagues to sign that urges the US government to stop pursuing deportation of a man named Francisco Aguirre. Like many of the Council members,I had never heard of him, so I decided to look him up. What I found is complicated and nuanced, and more than anything else shows why we will never have a simple path to immigration reform.

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