Deputy’s killer in the country illegally.

It was reported this afternoon that the Deputy shot to death in an incident outside Ellensburg Washington was shot by a 29 year old in the United States illegally. Meanwhile the State Legislature is passing legislation making it easier for these non vetted individuals to stay here in Washington State.

From Kiro 7 in Seattle:

“Police identified Deputy Thompson’s killer as 29-year-old Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, who was living in Ellensburg.

KIRO7 reports that ICE sent them a statement about the killer’s immigration status.

“Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, a citizen of Mexico, was unlawfully present in the United States. He entered the U.S. on April 11, 2014 through a Laredo, Texas Land Port of Entry on a Temporary Agricultural Worker (H-2A) visa. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has no record of Flores Del Toro leaving the U.S., nor extending his visa after it expired.”

The full article here.

Bills pending on Immigration in the State Legislature.

Meanwhile the state legislature is considering the following to make it more palatable for illegal residents to not be vetted in any way…

  • Prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authoritiesSB 5497/ HB 1815 – prevents sharing of info, blocks jailhouse interviews by federal agents. Passed Senate.
  • Creating a new “protected class” under state law for illegal aliens SB 5165 – expands Washington anti-discrimination law; affects employment decisions, lending and rentals. Passed Senate.
  • Creating a family planning program for illegal aliensSB 5602 – Directs the Department of Health to create a program identical to offerings for citizens, resident aliens. Passed Senate.
  • Expanding College Bound Scholarship program — HB 1311 – Allows students to enroll in 9th and 10th grade, uses definition of “resident student” that encompasses illegal status. Passed House.
  • Expanding College Promise Scholarship program — SB 5393/HB 1340 – Makes program an entitlement for all eligible students, uses definition of “resident student” that encompasses illegal status. Passed Senate.
  • Expanding eligibility for “family sentencing alternative” programs that allow convicted felons to stay out of prison to care for their children — SB 5291 — would include illegal aliens and others who are subject to deportation. Passed Senate.

Source for the legislative action posted here.

Town Hall with Rep. Sharon Shewmake         

Rep Sharon Shewmake

Saturday, March 23, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Whatcom Community College, Heiner Theater
231 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham

 

 

Vote March 26th in the Conservation District Race.

6975 Hannegan Roadoffice map
Lynden, Washington 98264
Telephone: (360) 526-2381
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