Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Wednesday turning the entire state into a “sanctuary city” to protect all illegal aliens.
According to Fox News, the measure blocks local authorities from asking about a person’s immigration status because of a new “sanctuary” policy that offers blanket protections to illegal aliens.
Inslee — who is running for president as a Democrat — signing the measure means Washington is now in line with California and Oregon as having the strongest sanctuary policies in the United States.
Our state agencies are not immigration enforcement agencies. We will not be complicit in the Trump administration’s depraved efforts to break up hard-working immigrant and refugee families,” Inslee said.
This policy means that police officers cannot ask about someone’s immigration status except in limited circumstances.
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will now create a new set of rules and procedures for courthouses, hospitals, and government-run facilities where federal immigration officials look for illegal immigrants.
Republican state Sen. Phil Fortunato slammed the law and went after Inslee for signing a measure that directly hampers law enforcement and could make Americans less safe in their own communities.
“This not only puts law enforcement at risk, it puts private citizens at risk,” he said.
While President Donald Trump has been trying to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, liberal lawmakers like Inslee are doing everything they can to protect illegal aliens, who broke the law to enter the country.
In recent months, Trump has been forced to take serious actions to combat the influx of immigrants trying to enter the country.
Last month, the president ordered the Department of Defense to send thousands of additional American troops to the southern border over the next two months to help assist border patrol with the migrant crisis.
Defense Department officials reportedly said the White House wants 9,000 to 10,000 more U.S. forces heading to the border over the next few months.
The fragmentary order, or FRAGO, is a collection of documents used by U.S. military planners that add new plans to an existing mission or when there is a change from a previous order.
It was also reported that Trump is considering releasing detained migrants into Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities.
Adding more humor to the entire thing, the White House wants to several of the migrants to be released into Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco, California.
Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security have been experiencing an unprecedented wave in migration from Central America.
The Border Patrol Union president recently came out and said that we are in the midst of the “worst crisis in border patrol history.”
Something has to be done to stop this and address the issue of immigration, and Democrats could not care less.