Washington State has seen an extraordinary amount of public support of comprehensive immigration reform from various government officials and esteemed members of the Asian Pacific Islander community.

1. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell sent letters to President Obama stressing the importance and urgency  of passing comprehensive immigration reform, making Washington State the first to have both Senators commit to pushing for reform.

Senator Cantwell Letter to President Obama

Senator Murray Letter to President Obama

 

2. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass Resolution 31193 supporting comprehensive immigration reform. This resolution reiterates Washington State’s commitment to fully integrate immigrants into the community in a meaningful way.

Seattle City Council Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform

 

3. Members of the Washington State Legislature signed a letter directed to Senators Murray and Cantwell urging them to ask Senator Shumer to introduce a bill for comprehensive immigration reform as soon as possible.

Washington State Legislature Letter to Senators Murray and Cantwell

 

4. King County Executive Dow Constantine wrote letters to both Senators Murray and Cantwell urging both to work toward a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate.

King County Executive Dow Constantine Letter to Senator Cantwell

King County Executive Dow Constantine Letter to Senator Murray

 

5. Members of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition also sent a letter to Senators Murray and Cantwell stressing the importance of comprehensive immigration reform to the Asian American communities in Washington State.

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State Letter to Cantwell and Murray

6. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn wrote letters to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell as well.

Mayor McGinn Letter to Senator Murray

Mayor McGinn Letter to Senator Cantwell

 

 

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