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Fortunato bill would end sanctuary cities

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.
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Spokane judge blocks Trump rule restricting immigration for people who need government help

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

The Trump administration proposed a tightening of the definition of a public charge that would allow denying the application for permanent residence to anyone who receives public benefits for more than 12 months in a three-year period. U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against those changes Friday.