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New law opens doors for DREAMers to serve in law enforcement
City Inside/Out: DREAMers in Law Enforcement?

Seattle needs more police officers, with staffing at a 30-year low. A new bill passed by state lawmakers aims to help recruitment efforts by allowing DACA recipients, also known as DREAMers, to qualify for law enforcement jobs in Washington. We examine how the legislation impacts public safety, gun laws and the immigration debate that’s heating up this presidential election year.

Blanche Barajas, Pasco City Councilmember
Adrian Diaz, Seattle Police Chief
Steve Strachan, Executive Director, Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs
Senator John Lovick (D-44th Dist.)
Hamdi Mohamed, Director, Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs


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