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Washington State working to determine potential harm of new travel ban

Monday, March 06, 2017 - 01:05

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says they will decide on potential litigation steps over Trump's revised travel ban order after consulting with state universities and businesses about its specific harm to Washingtonians. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said during a news conference on Monday (March 6th) that he will decide on potential litigation steps over Trump's revised travel ban order after consulting with state universities and businesses about the potential harms to Washingtonians. President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States and removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts. The new order, which the White House said Trump had signed, keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. White House spokeswoman Sarah Hackable Sanders said the new order would take effect on March 16. The delay aims to limit the disruption created by the original Jan. 27 order before a U.S. judge suspended it on Feb. 3. Trump, who first proposed a temporary travel ban on Muslims during his presidential campaign last year, had said his original executive order was a national security measure meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants. It came only a week after Trump was inaugurated, and it sparked chaos and protests at airports, as well as a wave of criticism from targeted countries, Western allies and some of America's leading corporations.

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Washington State working to determine potential harm of new travel ban

Monday, March 06, 2017 - 01:05