Minnesota attorney general joins lawsuit over immigration

Published 9:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

ST. PAUL  — Minnesota’s attorney general has joined a lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order.

The lawsuit alleges the order is unconstitutional and should not be enforced. Lori Swanson’s office announced Wednesday night that the state will join the complaint filed by the attorney general in the state of Washington.

The lawsuit seeks an expedited hearing within 14 days. Both attorneys general are Democrats.

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The White House said Trump’s immigration ban aims to make the country safer.

Massachusetts, Virginia and New York have also joined the lawsuit. Democratic state attorneys general have been coordinating legal action over immigration, environmental protections, health care and other major issues since Trump was elected.