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AG Ferguson to file 27th lawsuit against Trump Administration

WA Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson
Photo Credit: WA Office of the Atty. Gen.

– Editor’s note:
I support Attorney General Ferguson standing up to the federal government in support of Washington state’s rights! Interesting that the Republican Party always formerly stood for state’s rights and decentralized government.

– “AG Ferguson Announces Lawsuit Against Trump Administration”
On June 21, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he will lead a multistate lawsuit challenging the policy allowing the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced yesterday [June 21] that he will file his 27th lawsuit against the Trump Administration — this one challenging the policy that families can be separated at the United States-Mexico border. Ferguson described the practice as a “rogue, cruel, and unconstitutional policy.”

Washington is one of eight states suing the Trump administration for the policy despite Trump’s recent executive order to halt the separation of families. Ferguson believes the order to be flawed and essentially meaningless thanks to its many caveats; its failure to reunite families already separated; and an earlier statement made by Trump that an executive order could not reverse the separation of families.

“We have no way to predict from one day to the next what this president’s policies or intentions are,” Governor Jay Inslee said. “But one thing we know for sure is Washington state will always be among the first to stand up for the people and the values that make our state and our nation an enduring beacon of hope and opportunity,” by South Sound Business.
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– “Rep. Mark Takano Trump’s family separation policy echoes my family’s World War II internment. That damage lasted decades.”
“It took 40 years for our nation to admit the horrors we inflicted on innocent Japanese-Americans”
By NBC, Think.
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Posted by Steve on June 24, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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