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LAX statement: Airport conditions re. demonstration today

LAX statement: Airport conditions re. demonstration today

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) issued an official statement today regarding a demonstration at the airport today. Currently, all roadways and flights are operating normally.

A demonstration is in progress with marchers on the sidewalk of the Lower Arrivals Level. Traffic in and around LAX Central Terminal Area are flowing normally for this time of day.

LAX airlines report flight operations are normal.

Passengers and motorists are advised to monitor the situation in real-time on Twitter @flyLAXairport and @LAAirportPD and at website lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx  Real-time traffic conditions also available on WAZE, the community-based navigation app.

The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued the following statement this morning:

“In accordance with the judge’s ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.’

“This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

“DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the President’s Executive Order, which is lawful and “appropriate.  The Order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

Further information is available here.

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