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Gov. Inslee’s Immigrants Protection Order Will Also Save State’s Economy

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– “Governor’s Order to Protect State’s Immigrants Is More Than a Moral Choice”
“Immigrants make up 17 percent of the state’s workforce. If Washington’s undocumented workers were deported, nearly $14.5 billion in economic activity could be lost.”

“On Feb. 23, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 17-01. The order came just three days after the Department of Homeland Security released a memorandum implementing President Trump’s executive order to expedite deportations. Inslee’s order clarifies what data state agencies are allowed to collect about religion and immigration status and mandates that state agencies and law enforcement not assist the federal government with civil immigration law enforcement (the state will still assist with criminal immigration law enforcement).”

“Losing immigrants would devastate the Washington economy.”

“If Washington’s undocumented workers were deported, the state would lose nearly $14.5 billion in economic activity,” by Josh Cohen, a freelance writer in Seattle, wrote this article for YES! Magazine.
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Posted by Steve on March 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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