Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Seattle (July 11, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today
responded to reports that beginning this weekend the Trump administration will escalate United
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in communities across
the United States. While Seattle is not on the initial list of cities where
escalated raids are expected, the City of Seattle is working across all
departments so residents know their rights and help them access critical legal
services if necessary.  

“The political decision to order an escalation in
ICE raids will distract and drain resources from real public safety threats and
to purposely cause widespread fear and uncertainty for all immigrants in their
daily lives. Let’s be clear: our region won’t be bullied, we stand with
our immigrant communities, and we will not let our law enforcement officials
become a political tool. Together, we…

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