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Latino Civic Alliance Call for New DOL Leadership

  • 645 Woodland Square Loop Southeast Lacey, WA, 98503 United States (map)

In February 2017 Governor Jay Inslee issued an Executive Order (17-01) forbidding the use of Washington State agency resources to identify or apprehend persons for violations of federal civil immigration laws except as required by federal or state law or otherwise authorized by the Governor.

Despite this, the Washington State Department of Licensing, under the direction of Pat Kohler, routinely violated this Executive Order for nearly a year, providing information to ICE that placed Washington residents at risk of ICE harassment, intimidation, and deportation.

This is grossly inadequate leadership and direction from a Director of a major Washington State agency, and the Latino Civic Alliance, in conjunction with numerous other state and community organizations is calling for a demonstration demanding the resignation or firing of DOL Director Kohler.