More than 3,000 Burien residents received a letter on Thursday that included alleged home addresses of undocumented immigrants and described crimes they committed dating back to 2008.
The letter was sent by Respect Washington, a statewide group looking to end illegal immigration.
The King County sheriff has since voiced his outrage on the release of these addresses saying many of them are unsubstantiated and identify individuals who have not been convicted of a crime.
Sheriff John Urquhar told KIRO 7 News that this is inciting fear, and that the addresses are unfounded.
The letter also provided candidate names Burien residents should vote for in the upcoming election. The four candidates, Debi Wagner, Darla Green, Joel Manning, and Patty Janssen have told KIRO7 that they are not connected to this letter and do not agree with its tactics of listing physical addresses.
This letter was sent in response to the removal of Proposition 1 from the Nov. 7 ballot, which would allow Burien citizens to vote on the city’s so-called sanctuary status.
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