Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively banning immigration based on religious identity on Monday, Jan. 30:

“I 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.

“Americans 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.

“I am proud to speak out against what I believe to be discriminatory and unconstitutional.”

Passed earlier this afternoon, the Council’s action condemns President Trump’s actions as discriminatory, unconstitutional, and contrary to the county’s adopted principles and laws the Council has sworn to uphold.


One Response to “Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’”
  1. Dazed&Confused says:

    I am apparently confused about the contents and meaning of the American Constitution and Federal Law but doesn’t the 8 US Code S1182 regarding inadmissible aliens give him the right to do that? I would love someone to point out to me the source that says it is unconstitutional. Also President Obama did it for 6 months and no one noticed and President Clinton did it and according to the video of his speech he got a standing ovation. I understand people not agreeing with it and that is their right but to say that it is unconstitutional and basically accusing him of breaking the law seems to be a lie. I am only interested in the actual truth and not the emotional rhetoric of people who have no facts and figures to back up their feelings.

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