Stories tagged: sanctuary city
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Unfortunately, current ‘sanctuary city’ policy and directives originating from Olympia, as well as from major cities such as Seattle and Spokane, undercut not only cooperation among local, state and federal …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds despite ‘sanctuary city’ threats
The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and …
Tue., July 24, 2018
King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018
Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
Attorneys for Chicago on Monday asked a federal judge for a nationwide halt to Trump administration requirements that cities enforce tough immigration laws in order to receive some federal grants, …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
A last-ditch effort to revive the beleaguered initiative for this November’s ballot failed Friday, all but ending the possibility voters will weigh in on a policy some contend makes Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Proposition 1, an initiative that supporters say would strip Spokane of a disputed “sanctuary city” status, will get a hearing before an appellate court commissioner Thursday as the deadline looms …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
The proposal to roll back a Spokane policy prohibiting officers from asking about immigration status will not be before voters following an order from Spokane County Superior Court Judge Julie …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Spokane lawmakers are looking for 12 people to serve on committees that will draft statements supporting and opposing the two ballot questions scheduled to be decided on this year’s ballot. …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
‘Sanctuary city’ opponents in Spokane receiving legal, financial support from national anti-immigration groups
The political advocacy group Respect Washington has received thousands of dollars and legal advice from organizations tied to John Tanton, a Michigan-based activist who has been criticized for holding staunchly …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has …
Mon., July 24, 2017
Voters in the small Seattle suburb of Burien may decide this fall whether to repeal the city’s so-called “sanctuary city” ordinance aimed at protecting immigrants.
Wed., June 7, 2017
The Pullman City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night reaffirming Pullman’s commitment to being a welcoming city after language regarding immigration laws in the original proposal considered one month ago …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017
Six Spokane organizations have filed a lawsuit to keep an initiative targeting the city’s policy restricting police from questioning someone’s citizenship status off the November ballot.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
A rural town in south-central Idaho that’s become a hotbed of refugee support and opposition has opted to take a softer stance in affirming its role as a welcoming city …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017
A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from cities and towns that refuse …
Wed., April 19, 2017
The East Oregonian newspaper reported that a resident asked the Pendleton City Council to adopt an American Civil Liberties Union-endorsed list of nine policies and rules that limited local police …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017
Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in …
Tue., March 14, 2017
Councilman Bob Parks and Latino activist Leo Perales are pushing the Kennewick City Council to adopt a resolution that declares that Kennewick welcomes all people but that Kennewick is not …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on “sanctuary cities” has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blocked funding for the first time over so-called “sanctuary cities” after Austin’s sheriff stopped complying with all federal immigration detainers.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilmen Breean Beggs said Wednesday they don’t believe President Donald Trump’s executive order cutting federal funding to “sanctuary cities” will affect Spokane because officials …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Officials in the northwestern Oregon city of Forest Grove have shot down a proposal that would have given the town sanctuary status.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Olympia has been officially declared as a sanctuary city that will serve all residents regardless of immigration status.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
A small Oregon city has joined the dozens of municipalities that have passed sanctuary measures in the wake of the presidential election.