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Seattle Mayor Responds to President Trump: My City 'Isn't Afraid of Immigrants'

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    http://time.com/5570144/seattle-sanctuary-city-immigrants/

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    After President Donald Trump threatened to send immigrants into “sanctuary cities” across the country, the mayor of Seattle responded that her city “isn’t afraid of immigrants.”

    On Friday, the President tweeted that he is giving “serious consideration” to sending “illegal immigrants” into sanctuary cities. Later that day, however, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan fired back in a Washington Post op-ed to tell the President that her city has “always welcomed” immigrants.

    “Contrary to what this President thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity,” Durkan wrote. “Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this President should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us.”

    As the President has made curbing immigration a major focus of his presidency, he has expressed a desire to punish sanctuary cities – jurisdictions which limit the cooperation of local law enforcement with immigration authorities. In 2017, he threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from such localities.

    Durkan, however, said that while she is not concerned about more immigrants arriving in Seattle, she is worried about the way the President is using a “law enforcement agency” as a weapon.

    “It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred,” Durkan said.

    Durkan wrote that immigrants, who she said make up 18% of the city’s population, make Seattle “a stronger, more vibrant place” and make contributions to business, culture, law enforcement and other parts of its society.

    She noted that the city already has programs in place to help immigrants succeed while living in Seattle. These include a program to offer tuition-free college to all public high school graduates – regardless of their immigration status; the Ready to Work Program, which aims to provide immigrants with case managers and English language education; and the New Citizen Campaign, a program to help legal permanent residents become citizens.

    Durkan wrote that Seattle will continue to stand up to the President.

    “So if this President wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America,” Durkan wrote.
     
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    That’s great! So then the mayor Certainly won’t mind if hundreds of those Immigrants demand to move into her Upper class neighborhood.
     
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    Of course, he'll let them eat cake

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_them_eat_cake
     
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    what are you tryin to say here whitey
     
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    lol Not sure if trolling or serious, But whitey is essentially saying “Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk.”
     
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    I think immigrants are a problem for america , the only solution is that US should pack up from Afghanistan ASAP , Jump into Mexico , eliminate all the cartels and there you go , a peaceful mexico with no violence , and i'm sure if that happens , no one will cross into US ....
     
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    Is this an important point? Trump does show disregard for the immigrant "peasants" and this is a reflection of his poor understanding of their situation.

    At the same time these immigrants from the south show no regard for the US, so it doesn't make sense they would go to the US to settle. Its a contradiction. At the same time the normal Americans are trying their best to accommodate and show their good natures and American values.

    It is to say the least, a very difficult situation. Would it be sensible to say this is just internal political games?
     
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    honkeys like you have been showin up them attitudes again.
    whiteys oughta know what kind of a world they live in these days doe
    streets aint under yo thumb no more.
     
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    Well that’s a few seconds of my life I can’t get back.

    One of the few here that’s now made it to my ignore list.
     
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    She should focus on the issues she has rather than create more.

     
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    interesting video.... parts of america were dying way before the immigration issue.

    its just cowardly to blame them for problems.

    why not see the bright side... near unlimited supply of labour?
     
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    I am just saying there is a lot of things the mayor should focus on that are already on her plate. If you consider adding immigrants to a city that is already in trouble life for the immigrants will not be good. They will be treated worse than those already at the bottom. Imagine if all the crimes get associated with the increase in immigrants, the homelessness, the garbage, etc. I am against xenophobia but you need to find a balance.
     
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    Yes, but they should focus on seeing utility. Trump is always complaining about industry and competing with China and trying to make 'America Great Again'. Here is your opportunity.

    People want jobs and the satisfaction that comes with that, they want to feed themselves and their families. They are open to working, they probably have seen long term unemployment and poverty in South America.

    Rather than seeing them as a leech, you can see them as a resource.
     
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    Like I said I'm against xenophobia hence against Trump's xenophobic policies. My criticism is only of the mayor and not an approval of Trump's policy.
     
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    She is moving out pf this one and is building a $7M one

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5711+64th+Ave+NE,+Seattle,+WA+98105/@47.6704626,-122.2595405,3a,75y,272.48h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1scR_I3TnHUM4t93sMtq78zA!2e0!6s//geo2.ggpht.com/cbk?panoid=cR_I3TnHUM4t93sMtq78zA&output=thumbnail&cb_client=search.TACTILE.gps&thumb=2&w=86&h=86&yaw=272.48236&pitch=0&thumbfov=100!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x549013721a47cb8f:0x2c43b9f135503d1f!8m2!3d47.6704694!4d-122.2599092

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    LOL at this sign at one end of her street..can this be any better...

    Illegal Border jumping is fine but strangers walking down her street isn't welcomed.
     
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