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During a rally in support of a detained immigrant today, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant suggested that Seattle Police should take an active role in blocking detentions and deportations of immigrants in the city.
"If we are going to be a sanctuary then we have to be a sanctuary," Sawant told the crowd. "Let's demand that the mayor not use Seattle Police to repress peaceful anti-Trump protests. Let's demand that he use Seattle Police instead to block ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] from seizing human beings."
Tonight, Mayor Ed Murray suggested that Sawant's rhetoric could mislead immigrants about what the city is actually able to do to stop their deportation or detainment.Continue reading »