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Washington Joins West Coast Sanctuary States

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by Axios | 5.22.19

Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Wednesday immigrants play a vital role in communities after signing into law a bill that brings in broad sanctuary protections.

Why it matters: Washington is the latest West Coast state to protect migrants' rights (California and Oregon have similar laws.). The Trump administration is targeting sanctuary cities — seeking to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, increase migrant detention and make it tougher for people to seek asylum.

Go deeper: Jay Inslee on the issues, in under 500 words

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