AG Bob Ferguson files lawsuit seeking to invalidate Trump's immigration order

Thousands have protested Trump's'ban

Companies like Expedia and Amazon have provided declarations describing how the executive order has had a negative impact on their employees' ability to travel.

On Saturday, a federal judge in Brooklyn issued an order enjoining the Trump Administration from enforcing its Executive Order as to certain individuals who have arrived in the United States. Gov. Jay Inslee joined Ferguson at a news conference when he announced the lawsuit.

"In addition to its suit regarding the order's constitutionality, Washington's Attorney General is also seeking a temporary restraining order to" immediately halt" what it believes to be the unlawful action ordered by Trump. The enforcement of that court order has been chaotic with scattered reports of Customs and Border Protection officers choosing to violate the federal order in the interest of upholding Trump's executive order.The Department of Homeland Security, however, has assured the public that its agents would "comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws and implement @POTUS Executive Orders".

"We are a country based on the rule of law, and in a courtroom, it is not the loudest voice that prevails, it's the Constitution", Ferguson said.

In a nutshell, the AG contends the Trump policy violates the constitutional protections for due process, equal protection and religious freedom for thousands of non-U.S. citizens who already live and work in Washington State and are afraid they won't be allowed back into the country if they leave. It temporarily bans immigrants from seven countries and suspends the refugee program. "In our view, the president is not adhering to the constitution when it comes to his executive action". The company will be happy to testify more if needed, Carr said.

Asked if he fears retaliation from the Trump administration, Governor Inslee said: "there's no predicting this president, but we will not yield, we will not be leveraged, we will not be threatened, we will not be intimidated".

Washington will become the first state in the country to take legal action against the Trump administration.

"This is un-American, it is wrong, and it will not stand", Inslee said. The lawsuit charges that, upon arrival in the USA on Saturday morning, the two brothers were cuffed, detained, and coerced into the I-407 form, which relinquished their status and they couldn't understand.

But one of the major concerns that surfaced over the weekend was how a judicial ruling might be enforced if law enforcement agencies at airports (and elsewhere) follow orders from the executive branch instead. One is a citizen of Sudan and the other a citizen of Yemen, both countries named in Trump's order.

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