Gov. Inslee Signs Executive Order Flirting With Ignoring Federal Immigration Law
Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order Thursday morning that closely mirrors the views currently being pursued in sanctuary cities, including Seattle.
According to information released by the Governor's office, the order ensures that:
“This executive order makes clear that Washington will not be a willing participant in promoting or carrying out mean-spirited policies that break up families and compromise our national security and community safety.”
What is in the Executive Order? Upon examination, it says no executive or small cabinet agency will deny any services, assistance, benefits based upon a person's immigration status, not will any state resources be used to specifically target or seek out persons for violating federal civil immigration laws. Now, it does contain the phrase, "except as required by Federal of state law or authorized by the governor." in each of the 9 paragraphs or categories in the order.
But the one that grabs attention is #9 concerning law enforcement: