Friday night, Donald Trump signed a deeply troubling executive order aimed at preventing Muslim and Middle Eastern immigrants from entering our country. Within hours, hundreds of travelers were detained at airports nationwide.
This is not America. Our country is built on principles of equal protection, due process, and constitutional protections from religious discrimination. Trump’s executive order is unconstitutional and un-American.
As your Attorney General, I will safeguard the rights of Washingtonians. That’s why my office has been working tirelessly to challenge this order in the courts. Yesterday, I filed suit against the Trump administration over its unlawful, discriminatory executive order. We are the first state to do so.
We are asking the court to invalidate Trump’s executive order nationwide and send a message that the President has limits to his powers – and that no matter how loud his voice, it doesn’t stand a chance against the Constitution. Together, we can make clear that we will stand together to protect the fundamental rights which make our country great.
Thank you for standing with me.