MN suing Trump admin over refugee order

Star Tribune – The state of Minnesota is suing the Trump administration over the president’s executive order that temporarily bans refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Wednesday night joined the attorneys general of Washington state, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts in taking legal action against the ban.

“The executive order that imposes blanket entry restrictions to the United States for people from certain countries is unconstitutional,” Swanson said in a statement.

“It does not pass constitutional muster, is inconsistent with our history as a nation, and undermines our national security,” Swanson wrote. “America can keep its people safe without sacrificing bedrock constitutional principles.”

The suit, with Minnesota and Washington as plaintiffs, names as defendants President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Acting Secretary of State Tom Shannon and the federal government.

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