Seattle Files Lawsuit Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Funding Threat

“Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes said the effects of the executive order have already been felt, with victims in domestic violence cases choosing not to pursue prosecution due to immigration status. He said local governments do not enforce federal immigration laws. Holmes noted that terms like “sanctuary cities” are nebulous and ill defined.

“Instead of the press conferences from Washington, instead of the Tweets from the White House, we want to have a sober statement of the law that can be reassuring to the communities that this is still the rule of law, and it’s still a nation of laws,” he said.”-Phil Helsel, NBC News

Seattle Files Lawsuit Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Funding Threat