by Brock Simmons
April 16, 2019
While most of the “sanctuary city” mayors are pushing back against Trump’s proposal to ship all of the illegals into their cities, Seattle’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, openly welcomes and invites Trump to do just that.
In a recent op-ed she penned for the Washington Post, she says “Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees.”
Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future.
What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him.
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. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America.
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