Oregon attorney general seeks to join Wash. lawsuit against Trump's travel ban

SALEM, Ore. (KATU) - Oregon Atty. Gen. Ellen Rosenblum has filed an amicus brief this week, along with 15 other states, to join Washington in suing President Donald Trump for his travel ban.

Last week, Washington's attorney general announced he was suing the president over his temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations.

The amicus brief introduced Monday on behalf of the state of Washington also includes New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The attorneys general wrote the ban has affected their states' educational institutions, state medical institutions, and diminished tax revenues from students, tourists and business visitors.

"The states have already been harmed by this Executive Order and its shifting implementation by the federal government," the document reads. "This uncertainty was compounded by the actions of officials at the highest levels of the federal government, who vacillated over how to interpret and apply the Executive Order."

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