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In light of today’s Supreme Court ruling…

Photo by Alabastro Photography.

Today, our Muslim friends and neighbors observe the important religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, celebrating the end of the the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This is why, it is particularly egregious that today the Supreme Court ruled to implement a limited version of the federal administration’s ban on travel from six majority Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

If you or someone you know is an immigrant traveling into Seattle from the countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen, we recommend visiting the website, and fill in your travel information.

Your information will be routed to a coordinator for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and an attorney will be on-site or a phone call away, in case you need assistance from a legal expert once you arrive. Volunteer groups are coordinating through Airport Lawyer at airports across the U.S.

The website is not a service of the City of Seattle. It is currently staffed and organized by volunteers.

Despite this judicial setback, we believe the federal administration’s second attempt at a Muslim ban is ultimately unconstitutional. We will continue to monitor the Supreme Court’s actions on this executive order, as they plan on hearing this case later this year. Seattle remains a Welcoming City. And we continue to strongly stand with protecting immigrant and refugee families.

Eid Mubarak!