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Immigrant Rights WIN in King County

March 2018 -- Great news! The King County Council passed Ordinance #0487 which expands laws already in place to protect the safety and civil rights of everyone who lives in King County.

March 2018

Great news! The King County Council passed Ordinance #0487 which expands laws already in place to protect the safety and civil rights of everyone who lives in King County.  

If you took action and contacted your legislators - THANK YOU!

This new ordinance:

  • prevents the use of County funds and resources on federal immigration enforcement
  • requires ICE to get a judicial warrant to access non-public parts of King County’s property, and
  • ensures that immigrants in County custody know their rights.


Ordinance #0487 ensures that King County’s limited resources are not spent collaborating with the current federal detention and deportation agenda.

It upholds the civil legal rights of immigrants, and allows our immigrant neighbors and friends safe access to county service, like calling law enforcement or seeking medical care.

This ordinance will serve as a national model.

For Sound Alliance, this is important because the work we do is to ensure that our society honors the worth and dignity of every person. We work for communities where no one lives in fear of being separated from a family member. We work to ensure our communities are places where the civil rights of immigrants are affirmed and upheld.

King County’s new Immigration Ordinance makes our community a leader in protecting the safety and civil rights of everyone.  It promotes public safety, supports equity in our communities, and ensures that the County does not become an extension of the federal immigration system.

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Upcoming Events
Sound - Project ENGAGE Team Meeting Sep 25, 2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Phone in - email Dorothy@soundorganizing.org for details
Sound - Know Your Rights - A Training for the Whole Community // Conozca sus Derechos - Capacitación Para Toda La Comunidad Sep 26, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14 Pl S., Des Moines, WA
Sound - Leadership Institute for Public Life - Fall 2018 - (Part 1) Sep 27, 2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Eastside Family Support Center, 3569 E Roosevelt Ave, Tacoma
Sound - Leadership Institute for Public Life - Fall 2018 - (Part 2) Oct 04, 2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Eastside Family Support Center, 3569 E Roosevelt Ave, Tacoma
Sound - Action and Delegate Assembly // Asamblea de Acción con Delegados Oct 18, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Lake Grove Elementary, 303 SW 308th St., Federal Way
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