A US District Judge in Seattle today ruled that states are within their legal rights to challenge Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from the seven predominately Muslim countries. A ban on the president’s order is currently in effect.
Judge James Robart said of the State of Washington, that it “has met its burden in demonstrating immediate irreparable injury.” Earlier this week, the state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the ban significantly harms resident and mandates discrimination.
Ferguson said the law is powerful and holds everyone accountable, “and that includes the president,” he said.
Trump’s order caused visas from about 60,000 foreigners to be canceled, most of those from Muslim countries. However, a statement from the Justice Department lawyer has said in a Virginia hearing the about 100,000 visas have been rescinded.
The Department of Homeland Security denied comment today.