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Bill to expand state sanctuary rules and create limits for police advances in Washington Legislature
Washington has had limited sanctuary protections since 2017. This bill would limit the ability of police to ask about immigration status in noncriminal situations and require schools, courthouses and other facilities to minimize the risk of being used for immigration stops.
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One of the measures increases state funding for special education.
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