ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Thursday that he will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Schneiderman will join Attorneys General from the state of Washington and Minnesota on Monday.
On Thursday, the plaintiffs filed papers to continue the national stay upheld by the ninth circuit court, arguing that it should also apply to the new immigration ban.
“President Trump’s latest executive order is a Muslim Ban by another name, imposing policies and protocols that once again violate the Equal Protection Clause and Establishment Clause of the United State Constitution.
As the Trump White House has already said, the Administration’s latest Muslim Ban seeks to accomplish the same unlawful and unconstitutional outcomes as the original order. Smart, aggressive litigation by state attorneys general and civil rights advocates across the country successfully torpedoed President Trump’s first Muslim Ban, and I am pleased that as state AGs, we are now marshaling our resources to fight Trump’s latest, unconstitutional decree in the Ninth Circuit.”
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