Title

Sanctuary Laws

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

There is an unfortunate crisis happening in the United States due to immigration laws and the travel ban. People are being discriminated against, fear for their lives and wellbeing of their families. Washington State and the City of Seattle have stated that the state and city are both very welcoming of immigrants. In 2019 Governor Jay Inslee enacted a law to protect immigrants - RCW 10.93.160 prohibits law enforcement agencies from inquiring about an individual’s immigration status and cannot report their status to immigration enforcement. This law is important because undocumented immigrants are being displaced from their homes. Their families are being uprooted and sent back to countries that they no longer consider home. The solution to this problem would be for every state to follow the lead of states that are in support of these laws. So far, California, Oregon, and Washington are the three states that are considered sanctuary states on the west coast of the United States, but there are many more states and cities which have these policies. Helping people that are in need and not pushing them out because of where they come from. Making people feel welcome and feel like they have a home, and not make them feel like they continuously have to look over their shoulder. Also, having a law in place like this could help reduce arrests made by law enforcement that are strictly based on discrimination.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Christine Henderson

Department/Program

Law & Justice

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/sanctuary-laws/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Sanctuary Laws

Ellensburg

There is an unfortunate crisis happening in the United States due to immigration laws and the travel ban. People are being discriminated against, fear for their lives and wellbeing of their families. Washington State and the City of Seattle have stated that the state and city are both very welcoming of immigrants. In 2019 Governor Jay Inslee enacted a law to protect immigrants - RCW 10.93.160 prohibits law enforcement agencies from inquiring about an individual’s immigration status and cannot report their status to immigration enforcement. This law is important because undocumented immigrants are being displaced from their homes. Their families are being uprooted and sent back to countries that they no longer consider home. The solution to this problem would be for every state to follow the lead of states that are in support of these laws. So far, California, Oregon, and Washington are the three states that are considered sanctuary states on the west coast of the United States, but there are many more states and cities which have these policies. Helping people that are in need and not pushing them out because of where they come from. Making people feel welcome and feel like they have a home, and not make them feel like they continuously have to look over their shoulder. Also, having a law in place like this could help reduce arrests made by law enforcement that are strictly based on discrimination.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/75