Sanctuary haven: King County, WA executive to ban ICE detainee flights at airport

King County Executive Constantine: Respects the rights of illegals over federal laws.

Yet NOT A PEEP from King County when illegal aliens were deported from this airport under the Obama Administration. TDS-infected HYPOCRITES.

From King County Executive Dow Constantine’s announcement:

“King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order that directs King County International Airport to amend lease practices with the goal of banning flights of immigration detainees chartered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The action applies to companies that operate hangar space and other facilities. Meanwhile, King County International Airport will update its rules to make ICE flights more transparent.

In June 2018, King County became aware that ICE was transporting immigrant detainees through King County International Airport via charter aircraft.

Since that time, King County officials from the Executive’s Office, airport, and King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have reviewed operations and legal options to better understand ICE activities. At Executive Constantine’s direction, King County also reached out to advocacy groups to begin formulating a response.

Neither ICE nor its private contract air-carriers are obligated to file passenger manifests or flight schedules with King County. King County cannot board planes to inspect passengers or cargo, nor direct federal air traffic controllers to prevent any plane from landing.

On April 23, Executive Constantine signed an order to ensure future long-term leases with companies that operate hangars and other facilities at King County International Airport comply with local immigration and human rights ordinances. Specifically, ordinances that dictate that King County will not cooperate or facilitate immigration enforcement directives unless accompanied by a court order.

The Executive Order also updates King County International Airport’s “Minimum Standards” to provide reports and audits from businesses involved with transporting immigration detainees.

King County International Airport will, to the extent possible, install security cameras at public ramps and other key locations.

“Here in King County, we are a welcoming community that respects the rights of all people. My Executive Order seeks to make sure all those who do business with King County uphold the same values,” said Executive Constantine. “Our goal is to ban flights of immigrant detainees from our publicly owned airport, and I hope members of Congress shine a light on this practice and how it is currently funded.”

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William
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William

I can only imagine what “advocacy groups” he reached out to. The ones whose paychecks are signed by George Soros. Someone should tell this treasonous pile of dog-plop that illegals don’t have rights; American citizens (remember us?) do. And is he wearing a..bra? Better have your T-levels checked, “Dow”.

Dr. Eowyn
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Wiki says Dow Constantine is “a likely candidate for governor in 2020.” :0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Constantine

William
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William

Wonderful

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Perfect! (not!). Idaho is looking better every day.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

King County, being within Washington State, is required to adhere to all federal laws. These “officials” who swear an oath to abide by those laws are committing a crime by refusing to cooperate. I think they are making a serious mistake to not indict these treasonous weasels. For the weak-minded these sorts of arguments may seem almost logical. The thing is, they are part of a larger country and they do not have the legal ability to pick and choose which laws to obey. On top of that, they accept lots of federal money. If they wish to secede they… Read more »

pigpen51
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pigpen51

That was my thought when I read this, as well. As an international airport, there are many rules and laws that they have no choice but to adhere to. Petty little tyrants will learn that under President Trump, things are not quite so easy. He has the guts to not only draw a line in the sand, but to enforce that line,if needed. Unlike the previous resident of the people’s White House.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Pull ALL federal funding until king county complies and co-operate with federal law and its representatives. Decertify controllers that refuse to co-operate wit ICE.

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

ICE and CBP use commercial flights too. I remember when I had a flight to Peru, I was sitting in the front row by the exit door. While we were at the gate boarding, there was a CBP officer standing by the door. I asked him what he was doing, since I’d never seen that before. He gave me a wry smile and said, “Someone on board needs a ride, and I want to make sure they get it!” That TOTALLY made my day!

MarkyMark
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Also, charter carriers (i.e. outfits that hire out private jets) try, whenever possible to NOT be located at a major airport. Why? Because it’s more difficult and time consuming to operate there, given the flight volumes. What they try to do is operate out of smaller airport close to the major city. A good example would be Teterboro Airport, which is located just outside of NYC; anyone chartering a jet will most often fly out of TEB vs. bothering with the major int’l airports. IOW, if this official bans ICE & CBP deportation flights out of SEA, it won’t have… Read more »

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

Even if the King County officials try to ban deportation flights out of all county airports, this will only hurt the carriers based there. ICE and CBP can drive the deportees to another airport outside King County, and conduct the flight from there.

Also, as I said below, ICE & CBP often put deportees on commercial flights too. What’s King County going to do, check on all the commercial flights out of SEA? Good luck with that!