Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

September 5, 2017 / Sara Bernard, Seattle Weekly

“Mayor Ed Murray vowed that, despite this news, “the City of Seattle will continue to lead in protecting immigrants and refugees,” both through the newly-established Legal Defense Fund and Seattle’s oft-reiterated commitment to ensure that no city employee or police officer ask about citizenship status. All city services are available to all residents, regardless of immigration status, Murray said. City Attorney Pete Holmes reiterated that promise: “I will do everything in my power as City Attorney to ensure that the City of Seattle continues to treat everyone fairly regardless of immigration status, including potentially filing yet another legal challenge against the Trump Administration,” he said in a statement Tuesday. “Our lawyers have been looking into possible claims for some time and we will accelerate our efforts.”