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A.G. Schneiderman and 15 Other State A.G.'s Condemn President Trump's Un-American Executive Order, Vow Action

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2017


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A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN AND 15 OTHER STATE A.G.'S CONDEMN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S UN-AMERICAN EXECUTIVE ORDER, VOW ACTION

Joint Statement Issued By A.G.'s Of NY, CA, PA, WA, MA, HI, VA, OR, DC, CT, VT, IL, NM, IA, ME & MD

“As the chief legal officers for over 130 million Americans and foreign residents of our states, we condemn President Trump's unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful Executive Order and will work together to ensure the federal government obeys the Constitution, respects our history as a nation of immigrants, and does not unlawfully target anyone because of their national origin or faith.

Religious liberty has been, and always will be, a bedrock principle of our country and no president can change that truth.

Yesterday, multiple federal courts ordered a stay of the Administration’s dangerous Executive Order. We applaud those decisions and will use all of the tools of our offices to fight this unconstitutional order and preserve our nation’s national security and core values.

We are confident that the Executive Order will ultimately be struck down by the courts. In the meantime, we are committed to working to ensure that as few people as possible suffer from the chaotic situation that it has created.”