Yakima City Council Votes Against Stopping ICE Flights
ICE flights will continue at the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field.
The Yakima City Council on Tuesday voted against stopping the flights. The council voted 4-3 against a proposal to stop the flights by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dulce Gutierrez, Kay Funk and Carmen Mendez voted in favor of a proposal from Funk to create a similar document used by King County to prevent the flights from using Boeing Field. Mayor Kathy Coffey, Brad Hill, Holly Cousens and Jason White voted against the proposal allowing the flights to continue. People spoke for and against the flights before the council voted.
In the end the council voted in favor of setting up a future meeting with city lobbyists to talk about the concerns of Yakima residents and about immigration reform in general.