Yesterday evening, a group of our Legislative Districts as well as other sponsors came together to host a forum to discuss a couple of Seattle’s biggest crises – homelessness and addiction.  Together with John Curley as the moderator and a pannel of experts and esteemed community members, a conversation was able to be had that allowed everyone to learn how to help those who are the most vulnerable in our community. We hope that more conversations like this can happen in the future so that we can find  solutions to the ever growing problems of homelessness and addiction.

To watch the full forum click HERE.

For more information about the forum click HERE.


These are the PDFs of the Summer 2019 Referendums and Initiatives that Republicans across King County are supporting. If you are planning on printing them out yourself or taking them to the print shop for your group, please follow the rules below:

  1. Must be printed double sided on 11 x 17 size paper.
  2. The paper must be 20lbs or heavier (high quality paper).
  3. Black and white or color is ok.

 

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or if you would like to pick up a hard copy of these initiatives/referendum.

R-88

 

I-1004

 

I-1648

Governor Jay Inslee recently signed the law making Washington a team player in the sanctuary state trifecta, also known as the left coast.

This occurred only a few weeks after a Kittitas County Sheriff was gunned down by an illegal immigrant right here in our state. The callousness of enacting this law so soon after one of our own was killed is glaringly obvious and should show the rational spectator that our politicians do not have what is best for us in mind. Becoming a sanctuary state has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with ideology– War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, Protecting criminals makes us safer.

The truth is, these policies harm Washington state citizens and immigrant communities by keeping criminals close. Sanctuary policies prohibit local law enforcement from checking on the immigration status of those they arrest, and they cannot use their lack of citizenship to hold them until ICE comes to sort the mess out.

Contrary to what you think this law might do, it doesn’t prevent ICE from making their own immigration raids. Only now, ICE has to be less surgical about getting to their target, which can lead to problems. Normally, ICE will serve illegal aliens at key points, such as the courthouse, in order to safely take criminal aliens into custody. Sanctuary policy requires not reporting the immigration status of those arrested to ICE, which forces ICE to make their arrests in more dangerous locations and conditions.

Sanctuary policy is a policy intended to make undocumented victims or witnesses feel safe to report crimes to the police without fear of immigration repercussions. However, the side effect of the policy is that it ends up protecting criminal aliens from deportation. A better policy may be to not allow the reporting of immigration status for anyone not being tried for a crime, rather than a universal policy of non-reporting. This would achieve the sanctuary goals while also keeping criminal aliens off of our streets.

“ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. It’s unfortunate that current local and state laws and policies tie the hands of local law enforcement agencies that want and need to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims. Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities. When ICE officers and agents have to go out into the community to proactively locate these aliens, it puts personnel and potentially innocent bystanders at risk,” the agency said.

Does this new policy actually protect immigrant communities or just the ones committing crimes? Who will take the blame when ICE has to go into communities to arrest their targets? Who have the liberals been demonizing? Who will be at fault if ICE agents are put into unnecessary danger to carry out their tasks?

Quote: https://www.dailywire.com/news/47735/ice-tears-washington-state-enacting-sanctuary-city-josh-hammer