Thousands protest immigrant ban at Sea-Tac

Hundreds of people gathered at Sea-Tac on Saturday to protest President Trump's immigration ban.

SEATAC -- At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, about 3,000 protesters holding signs and chanting "no hatred, no fear, immigrants are welcome here" and "let them in" continued demonstrating President Trump's ban on immigrants into early Sunday morning.

Attorneys from the ACLU and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project said a Somali national was not allowed to enter Sea-Tac on Saturday and two other people were detained at the airport.

Trump signed an executive order Friday that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

The Port of Seattle Commissioners, which oversees the airport, issued a statement criticizing the executive order.

"The Port of Seattle Commissioners, Tom Albro, Courtney Gregoire, Stephanie Bowman, Fred Felleman and John Creighton are here today to express our concerns over the immigration ban executive order that was issued late last night. As the government that operates this airport, this executive order runs counter to our values. America is great because we are a land of immigrants and that is what made us great to begin with," the statement said.
 

 

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