Washington governor bans employees from helping Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown

It ‘reaffirms the state’s commitment to tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness’, says Jay Inslee

The Independent US

A state governor has banned his employees from cooperating with Donald Trump’s policies on immigration.

Jay Inslee signed an executive order that bars the state of Washington’s agencies from denying services to people based on their citizenship or legal status and from helping detain immigrants for breaking civil rules.

It came after memos were released by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly showing his department planned to prioritise the removal of undocumented immigrants who “have been convicted of any criminal offence”, following directives from the President.

This will include those who “have abused any programme related to receipt of public benefits”.

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