California Joins Legal Challenge To Trump Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California is the latest state to join a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday that California would sign on as a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the ban’s constitutionality.

Becerra said in a statement that the order despite being changed still represents an attack on people based on their religion or national origin.

Democratic attorneys general nationwide are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch’s travel order.

Trump’s revised ban bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries: Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Iraq is no longer on the list.

It also temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program.

Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland and Hawaii have also challenged the ban.

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