Judge blocks Burien ballot measure to repeal “sanctuary” policies

The question of whether to repeal Burien's policies prohibiting officials from asking about immigration status or religion will not be on November's ballot.
Sep 18, 2017

Burien voters will decide whether to revoke “sanctuary city” law

Burien's "sanctuary city" law — blocking officials from asking people about immigration or religion — will be in the hands of voters.
Aug 8, 2017

Judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’

Seattle had filed a similar lawsuit challenging Trump's order to withhold funding from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Apr 25, 2017

Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017

Seattle, King County brush off Sessions’ pledge to cut federal funds over ‘sanctuary’ policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end to cities' and counties' so-called "sanctuary" policies.
Mar 28, 2017

Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders

With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017
Lorena Gonzalez at a press conference at Seattle Center, before being sworn in to the Seattle City Council. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle ‘Welcoming City’ resolution includes plan for push back on federal orders

A "Welcoming City" resolution reinforces Seattle's commitment to immigrants — including forming a team specifically to respond to federal orders.
Jan 29, 2017

Seattle defies Trump, vows to remain a sanctuary city

Seattle officials say it will retain its "sanctuary" policies and remain a city that welcomes all immigrants.
Jan 25, 2017