State attorney general files complaint to stop Trump’s travel ban

An attorney general from the state of Washington has filed a complaint requesting a hearing aimed at halting President Trump’s revised travel ban.

The complaint was filed Monday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson who contended that Trump’s latest executive order suspending travel from select countries is illegal and unconstitutional. Ferguson also requested that the same injunction that was used to prevent the execution of Trump’s initial order be applied to the latest one.

Ferguson insisted that a hearing be held on Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart, who granted the February 3 injunction.

“No one is above the law, not even the president—and I will hold him accountable to the Constitution,” Ferguson said via press release. “Cutting some illegal aspects of President Trump’s original travel ban does not cure his affront to our Constitution.”

Signed on March 6, the president’s revised order suspends travel to the United States for 90 days by visitors from six Muslim-majority countries—Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran and Yemen. Under the new order, all refugee resettlement programs will cease for 120 days, except those involving Syrian refugees and religious minorities.

A growing coalition of states is seeking an injunction against Trump’s latest executive order. In a March 8 decision, Judge Robart allowed Oregon to join the group. Requests from Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and California are pending.

H/T: Washington Examiner



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