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Immigration lawsuit: Local Congress members side with Seattle

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Both Seattle-area members of Congress announced their support for the City of Seattle in its dispute with the Trump administration over immigration policies. Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, threatened to cut off federal funds to cities like Seattle that refuse to play ball with ICE agents seeking to arrest and deport undocumented residents. In response, Seattle has filed suit against the administration. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to Seattle’s decision to file a lawsuit challenging provisions of President Trump’s executive order targeting sanctuary cities: ‘Seattle has been at the forefront of standing up for immigrants for decades. As one of the most welcoming cities in one of the most welcoming states in the country, we understand that our communities are stronger when o

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