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STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Effort to Withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and Expand Family Detention

Seattle(August 21, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement condemning the Trump administration’s effort to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and replace it with a new rule that would eliminate safeguards that prevent the indefinite detention of children. Under the Flores Settlement Agreement, the government… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Condemn the Trump Administration’s Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule

New Rule Will Unjustly Impact Legal Residency Process by Effectively Imposing a Racially-Motivated Wealth Test on Immigrants Seattle(August 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes today condemned the Trump administration’s implementation of a “public charge” rule, which will effectively impose an income test on immigrants… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Seattle (July 11, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to reports that beginning this weekend the Trump administration will escalate United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in communities across the United States. While Seattle is not on the initial list of cities where escalated raids are expected,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Invests Additional $100,000 in Supplementary Budget to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Communities Most Impacted

$100,000 Investment Will Focus on Culturally Responsive Education and Prevention Programs for Marginalized Communities Most Impacted by Gender-Based Violence Seattle(July 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $100,000 in additional 2019 funding in the second quarter’s supplementary budget for education and prevention programs seeking to address gender-based violence… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: This is What America Looks Like

This Fourth of July, I was moved and honored to attend a naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, and to welcome 500 new American citizens. Each and every person at that ceremony endured an incredible journey to get there, and it reminded me of America’s truest purpose: to welcome all who… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Happy Pride, Seattle!

It’s June! That means it is timeto show the rest of our country(and world)Seattle’sunshakeable pride. No one celebrates Pride like Seattle. On Sunday, Seattle willholdits45thannual Pride Parade. I’ve celebrated my fair share of Pride Months over the years, but I’m so proud to participate in my second Pride Month as… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: #StopTheBans, Because We Won’t Go Back

This week, I stood with hundreds of community members and vital voices like NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and Seattle Indivisible for a #StopTheBans Day of Action at City Hall. I am so proud to live and work in a city that turns out in droves on a Tuesday afternoon to stand… [ Keep reading ]