The U.S. Department of Transportation has reportedly warned the King County, Wash., executive that his efforts to prevent deportation flights from Boeing Field could violate federal law, according to Fox News.
ICE deportation flights from Boeing Field in King County, Washington have become a political football. (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN Business)_
King County Executive Dow Constantine, a liberal Democrat and former state legislator, reportedly “issued an order pressuring companies that fuel planes to stop servicing ICE flights or lose their contracts with the county.”
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency uses Boeing Field on the south end of Seattle for the flights. They have lately been making flights out of an airport in Yakima County, about three hours’ drive time from Seattle for the deportations.
In response, federal DOT General Counsel Steven Bradbury sent a letter warning Constantine, “Federal law expressly prohibits the enforcement of any such directive.”
A spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, quoted by Fox News, stated, “Sanctuary policies say that the local jurisdiction won’t cooperate with ICE. Here (Constantine) is taking
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