Justice department sues King County over ban at Boeing Field

SEATTLE (AP) — The Department of Justice has filed a federal lawsuit against King County after it banned all immigration deportation flights at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said King County’s policy violates the law and the Constitution. Moran said after the county’s policy was enacted in April 2019, immigration officials were forced to transport detainees to and from the Yakima airport via bus, which placed the detainees and ICE agents at risk. Boeing Field, owned and operated by the county, is just south of downtown Seattle. Aerospace giant Boeing has facilities at the airport and there are some commercial flights as well.