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Federal Immigration Ban

Information for travelers and the community

Port of Seattle Commission statement on travel ban (June 29):

While we are relieved that many travelers coming to the United States will not be impacted by the newly implemented travel ban, the Trump Administration's efforts on this topic continue to run counter to our values as a welcoming community.  As the operators of Sea-Tac Airport on behalf of the people of King County, we will continue our efforts to ensure that are travelers and their families are treated fairly and with dignity.”

legal volunteers availableAs the Port of Seattle Commission firmly expressed before, this executive order runs counter to our values. Should this modified ban proceed, we will continue to accommodate legal assistance volunteers who can reach out to those impacted by the order. (Updated March 5)

Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire confirms all Sea-Tac Airport travelers affected by immigration order have been legally allowed to travel in the U.S. Read more. (Updated Feb. 5)

Recent legal rulings have raised new questions for travelers who might have been affected by President Trump's executive order. Read more about the new rulings. (Updated Feb. 4)

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President Trump’s executive order limiting immigration to the United States has raised questions for dual citizen travelers, travelers holding green cards and travelers holding immigrant visas.

The Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport do not detain passengers or determine eligibility for entry into the United States. The United States Customs and Border Protection agency handles all immigration process and inspections.

Read the Jan. 28 statement from the Port of Seattle Commission

Read the Jan. 31 statement from the Port of Seattle in response to Immigration Ban  

You also may read Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site.​

Assistance for travelers and their families

Travelers and their families with questions about the ban and its impact on them should consider contacting a legal representative. The Port of Seattle, other governmental partners and social justice advocates are working together to facilitate connections between travelers, their families and legal representatives.

Community organizations providing legal services

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Phone: 206-587-4009
Toll Free: 1-800-445-5771

American Civil Liberties Union
travel@aclu-wa.org

Guidance for the community

First Amendment Activities such as distribution of literature, charitable solicitation and expressions of opinions and ideas are allowed on airport premises subject to certain regulations. A permit is required for most activities. Find out more.​​​