Well. He did it. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on national Holocaust Remembrance Day banning entry to the United States to people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The move, a campaign promise, sparked widespread protest in airports and public spaces across the country as people rose up in defense of their Muslim family, friends and neighbors.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the federal government to challenge the ban, and elected officials and attorneys descended on Sea-Tac Airport to come to the aid of those detained.
The Seattle City Council reaffirmed on Monday that Seattle is a welcoming city, in which immigrants — documented and undocumented — can trust that local law enforcement will not aid the federal government should it come for them.
Perhaps the president and his team will get the message.