Langley should become a sanctuary city

Editor,

At a time when hateful rhetoric is in danger of ruling the land, Langley’s brave exploration to become a sanctuary city holds true to our dearest principles as Americans. I offer my full support to the mayor and city council’s efforts to assure our immigrant family, friends and neighbors that Langley will keep our doors open, and will respect the rights of everyone in our community to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Naysayers need only look to the examples of other cities like Spokane and Seattle, who have been sanctuary cities for many years, to see that where immigrants are welcomed and respected, communities thrive.

On our island, we will stand firm in support of hard-working immigrant families, no matter what misguided scapegoating may take hold at the national level.

Sincerely,

BELINDA GRISWOLD

Langley

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