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UW human rights report questions compliance with state law restricting cooperation with immigration officials

Submitted by Josh Mackintosh on August 12, 2021 - 3:55pm
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"Early last year, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office sergeant emailed a federal immigration officer about a man booked into the county jail. The subject line read: “one to check.”

The man “appears not to be a citizen,” Sgt. Paul Bond wrote.

“Thanks man, just sent over a detainer,” Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officer Joran Vossler replied eight minutes later.

The exchange, documented by researchers at the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, happened in January 2020, eight months after the state passed the Keep Washington Working Act, which restricts cooperation with federal immigration officials."

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View the full report from the University of Washington Center for Human Rights

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