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Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Statement on DOJ’s Threats to Seattle

Seattle – Following the Department of Justice’s letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement:

“This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police resources they seek to cut. Unfortunately for the Trump administration, multiple federal judges have ruled that the Department of Justice cannot withholding federal law enforcement aid to sanctuary cities. Seattle is and will continue to be a Sanctuary City, and our City will fight Trump every step of the way against these illegal attempts to withhold funds. I’ll say it again: Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump keep your hands off Seattle.”