A coalition of 18 state attorneys general including California AG Xavier Becerra has joined a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Hawaii’s challenge of the president’s latest travel ban in Trump v. Hawaii.
The case challenges the unlawful provisions of President Trump’s revised travel ban. The ban will have a direct impact on California, which is home to more than 10 million immigrants.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on April 25, 2018.
“In California, we understand the urgency of protecting America’s immigrant communities,” Becerra said Friday. “This ban is not about national security, but rather it targets people based on their background. It is un-American and serves a political agenda rooted in fear and bias. California will continue to welcome people from all backgrounds and faiths. The California Department of Justice is proud to be a part of this coalition, and will fight against the travel ban every step of the way.”
In the brief, the Attorneys General describe how the unconstitutional revised travel ban hurts the states and their residents, including by harming our colleges and universities, medical institutions and economies.
The travel ban at issue in this case — the third in a series of discriminatory travel bans from the Trump Administration — places permanent restrictions of varying degrees on travelers from eight nations: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela.
[View the brief here.]