Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove â€“ who represents this area â€“ released the following statement on the Presidentâ€™s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively banning immigration based on religious identity on Monday, Jan. 30:
â€œI was proud to join thousands of my friends and neighbors at Sea-Tac Airport in the heart of my district on Saturday night to support those who had been unlawfully detained. This executive order was done in the name of public safety, but it makes us less safe, disrespects traditional American values, and reeks of religious bigotry and race-baiting.
â€œAmericans have a long history of standing up for people from all religious backgrounds. When people face injustice and stay silent, I believe that it is the same as being complicit.
â€œI am proud to speak out against what I believe to be discriminatory and unconstitutional.â€
Passed earlier Monday afternoon, the Councilâ€™s action condemns President Trumpâ€™s actions as discriminatory, unconstitutional, and contrary to the countyâ€™s adopted principles and laws the Council has sworn to uphold.