Regarding President Trump’s proposal to relocate immigrant detainees into sanctuary cities such as Seattle, I say: Bring it on.
I welcome the opportunity to bear witness to the fact that the vast majority of those seeking asylum are law-abiding, hardworking human beings seeking a better life for their families.
I look forward to the chance to demonstrate the Christian and humanitarian values that are so often cited as the foundation of our country — love, peace, freedom from persecution, justice — to detainees arriving here.
Immigrants, you are welcome in Seattle. We will feed you and give you shelter. We will embrace you and your children. We will give you the safety you seek.
I believe Seattle is capable of rising to this occasion and I look forward to serving as an example of our true American values to the rest of the country.
Melanie White, Seattle