White House Issues Executive Order on Immigration
Last Friday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that restricted immigration into the country from seven countries identified as “majority Muslim,” suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days, and barred entry to the US for all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order was met with a great amount of confusion, protests at airports across the country, and legal challenges. Two California counties have joined in some of these legal challenges. San Francisco sued the Administration on Tuesday challenging provisions in the Executive Order that directs the federal government to withhold money from sanctuary cities. Santa Clara County also voted on Tuesday to file a suit on the same grounds as San Francisco. Meanwhile, a myriad of other suits have been filed across the country in the past several days with the expectation that this issue may land before the Supreme Court who will have to decide if the order is unconstitutional.