Sanctuary cities

Washington joins West Coast sanctuary states

. Jay Inslee of Washington state photographed on Monday, May 13, 2019, on Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Photo: Jovelle Tamayo for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Wednesday immigrants play a vital role in communities after signing into law a bill that brings in broad sanctuary protections.

Why it matters: Washington is the latest West Coast state to protect migrants' rights (California and Oregon have similar laws.). The Trump administration is targeting sanctuary cities — seeking to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, increase migrant detention and make it tougher for people to seek asylum.

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Trump tells Wisconsin rally: We're sending migrants to sanctuary cities

President Trump at the Wisconsin rally.
President Trump at the Green Bay, Wisconsin, rally Saturday. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump told a Green Bay, Wisconsin, rally Saturday that his administration is sending undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities.

"Last month alone, 100,000 illegal immigrants arrived at our borders, placing a massive strain on communities ... and public resources, like nobody has ever seen before. Now we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much. They ain't too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."