Tag: immigration

Feds to ‘expand power’ to quickly deport undocumented immigrants

By Jack Mayne People who have illegally entered the United States within the past two years will be quickly removed by federal officers, the Washington Post reported Monday (July 22) afternoon. The Post said the “Trump administration on Tuesday will significantly expand its power to quickly deport undocumented immigrants who have illegally entered the United […]

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Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City Council election: “Congratulations to Pedro Olguin, Jimmy Matta, Krystal Marx, and Nancy Tosta – the new Burien City Council […]

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The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm of national politics).” In it, she addresses racism, along with our city’s recent political battles dealing with immigration, sanctuary city status, and Initiative No. 1 (repealing […]

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Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding the Court order the Burien City Council to either put the city’s controversial sanctuary ordinance on the November election ballot or totally repeal it. “The City should not be able to take no action and frustrate the […]

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City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

At Monday night’s (July 31) special meeting, the Burien City Council will discuss – and most likely decide on – what action to take regarding the petition to repeal Ordinance No. 651, the city’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance. A recent petition obtained enough signatures (read our previous coverage here), and asks that an ordinance repealing Ordinance […]

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Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures to move forward. Of the 4,953 signatures that were compared against those on file with the County, […]

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