Immigrant Rights WIN in King County
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.