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Washington state suing Trump over immigration order


    A woman carries a sign outside of the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

SEATTLE >> Washington state’s attorney general said Monday he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson became the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its policies.

Trump signed an executive order Friday that suspends all immigration for citizens of the seven countries for 90 days.

Ferguson was one of 16 state attorneys general who released a statement Sunday calling Trump’s immigration action “un-American and unlawful.”

Trump’s order sparked large protests around the country over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Trump has repeatedly said that the move is aimed at protecting the nation against extremists looking to attack Americans and American interests.

Ferguson said the lawsuit against Trump and high-ranking Trump administration officials would be filed later Monday in federal court in Seattle.

He said it would seek to have key provisions of the executive order declared unconstitutional. The lawsuit also seeks a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the executive order.

“We’ve had folks in our office working all weekend on a legal action,” said Ferguson, who was joined at a news conference by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

“This is un-American, it is wrong, and it will not stand,” Inslee said. “The clear intent of this executive order is to discriminate against one faith amongst all God’s children.”

Ferguson said he has been in contact with other attorneys general but that at this point Washington state was acting on its own regarding the legal action.

The Port of Seattle said over the weekend that people who were detained at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as a result of Trump’s order have been released.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Sunday that two individuals were released. One is a citizen of Sudan and the other a citizen of Yemen, both countries named in Trump’s order.

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  • obama issued a six month ban on immigration from iraq.

    triumph’s ban on immigration from arab states is only for three months.

    hippocrats don’t even realize they are protesting clinton’s 1998 state of the union address talking points addressing out of control illegal aliens in the u.s. and his programs to secure america’s borders and to deport illegal aliens committing crimes in america.

    yet, clinton’s brown shirt spammers continue projecting their own psychotic/neurotic disorders onto triumph in order to validate their overblown images of themselves posing as greatly educated thinkers when they are in reality merely greatly indoctrinated stinkers.

  • The election of President Donald J. Trump and his January 27, 2017 Immigration Executive Order has exposed all the Liberal Far Left States, Organizations and Individuals. Some of them have been a surprise for me, but now I know. This State of Washington law suit is truly a waste of time, but the State has that legal right. Now, at least the Liberal Far Left has placed all their cards on the table. Makes the situation very exciting. Mahalo. I can’t wait for tomorrow, the naming of the Nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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