Keep Washington Working Act RCW 10.93.160
- State law enforcement officers and jails are prohibited from asking about citizenship status, place of birth, and other personal information regarding non-citizens and sharing that with immigration officials. Administrative immigration warrants will not be enforced. It is important to note there are exceptions to this law when a person is held in custody by the Department of Corrections.
- Law enforcement agencies must notify the Attorney General’s Office if a policy is adopted or not adopted related to the Keep Washington Working Act’s prohibitions.
Courts Open to All Act RCW 2.28.300 and RCW 2.28.310
- Immigration officials cannot arrest non-citizens attending court unless there is a lawful judicial warrant. Civil administrative warrants for immigration violations can no longer serve as a basis for arrest.
- Court staff, judges, prosecutors, and prosecutor’s staff are now generally prohibited from asking about citizenship status unless this information is specifically needed to adjudicate a matter. These entities shall not share information about non-citizens with immigration authorities.