– “Statement by the Port of Seattle in Response to Trump Administration Immigration Ban”
“President Trump’s decision to ban immigrants from seven countries immediately impacted Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the community that it serves. As the Port of Seattle Commission firmly expressed on Saturday, January 28, this executive order runs counter to our values.
Federal officials first briefed our aviation leadership on the federal government’s plans to implement the executive order around midnight on Friday, January 27, long after affected travelers had already begun their flights, and just hours before the first affected travelers arrived at the airport.
We respect the exercise of free speech as long as the airport can continue routine operations in a safe manner. The implementation of this order created severe operational challenges for our airport.
Over the following 36 hours, the Port of Seattle took a number of steps to serve travelers, accommodate protests and maintain a secure airport.”
* Traveler and Community Service
* Public Safety at Sea-Tac Airport
* Law Enforcement Response
* Sound Transit Request
*First Amendment Activities