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Jay Inslee, Washington governor, signs sanctuary state law


Added 05-22-19 06:22:02pm EST - “Washington is on track to become a sanctuary state, adding to a West Coast wall of states with such policies. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Tuesday creating new rules.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Jay Inslee, Washington governor, signs sanctuary state law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SEATTLE — Washington is on track to become a sanctuary state, adding to a West Coast wall of states with such policies.

Police officers in the state will be restricted from asking about immigration status except in limited circumstances, and the state attorney general will draw up rules for courthouses, hospitals and other government facilities aimed at limiting their use as hunting grounds for federal immigration agents.

The rules expand on a 2017 executive order from Inslee, which imposed similar requirements only on state agencies, a move advocates said stopped short of other sanctuary states, which include Oregon and California.

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