Six states chal­lenge Trump’s new travel ban

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

SACRA­MENTO, Calif. — Cal­i­for­nia joined five other states Thurs­day in fil­ing a court ac­tion seek­ing to block the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s new re­stric­tions on trav­el­ers from a hand­ful of coun­tries, ar­gu­ing that it is un­con­sti­tu­tion­ally mo­ti­vated by anti-Mus­lim an­i­mus.

State At­tor­ney Gen­eral Xavier Be­cerra said the new re­stric­tions, which take ef­fect Wed­nes­day, con­tain the same flaws as those pre­vi­ously chal­lenged by states in the courts.

The re­stric­tions af­fect vis­i­tors from North Korea and Venezuela and from coun­tries with large Mus­lim pop­u­la­tions: Chad, Iran, Libya, So­ma­lia, Syria and Ye­men.

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