1 Somali national turned away at Sea-Tac Airport
SEATTLE — An attorney for an immigrant rights nonprofit says that a Somali national was not allowed to enter the U.S. at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
Matt Adams, legal director at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said in an e-mail Saturday that he was filing emergency legal paperwork to help the traveler.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.
Calls to airport officials were not immediately returned.
Gov. Jay Inslee referenced at least one traveler who’d been turned away in a fiery news conference Saturday condemning Trump’s policy.
It was unclear if it was the same person or if multiple people were detained.