Washington, New York And Oregon Sue To Block Trump's New Travel Plan

Tyler Durden's picture

That didn't take long.

Just a three days after Trump signed a new and revised travel ban executive order on Monday, his old nemesis, Washington state announced it will file a restraining order against the revamped travel ban, a move which, in a replica of the first immigration order fiasco, foreshadows a new legal showdown between the administration and a wave of challenges to the controversial executive order. Washington is not alone: Oregon and New York will join with other states are expected join the lawsuit in the upcoming days, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday during a press conference.

Washington state's announcement comes just one day after Hawaii became the first state to sue Trump over the revised travel ban. A hearing on the suit is set for March 15, the day before Trump's revised travel ban is scheduled to go into effect.

According to NBC, Washington state will ask that a temporary injunction issued last month by a federal judge on Trump's initial executive order apply to the newly revised travel ban. If again upheld, this would block federal employees nationwide from enforcing the travel ban.

"It's my duty, my responsibility to act. We're not going to be bullied by threats and actions by the federal government," Ferguson said adding  "[Trump] cannot unilaterally declare himself free of the court's restraining order and injunction."

The original order, which Trump signed Jan. 27, barred entry for 90 days for nationals of Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. It also temporarily stopped refugees from entering the U.S. and indefinitely suspended all Syrian refugee entry. HIs revised order was issued on Monday, and  removed Iraq from the list of barred countries. It also lifted the indefinite ban on refugees from Syria, instead issuing a 120-day suspension of all refugee entry and limiting the total number of refugees allowed entry in 2017 to 50,000.

At a press conference on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the revised order. "To our allies and partners around the word, please understand this order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamic terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends," Tillerson said

However, it now appears that despite the revisions, the full spectacle from 6 weeks ago is about to repeat: in early February, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart issued an order blocking the first version of the administration’s ban, which covered immigrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. Robart’s ruling was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, forcing the Trump administration to issue a new travel ban earlier this week after some revisions.

AG Ferguson said Thursday his office will file a motion asking Robart to reaffirm that the order applies to the new version of the travel ban, which is scheduled to go into effect next Thursday, March 16. “We’ve won in court, and the president has had to honor those defeats,” Ferguson told reporters at a press conference in Seattle. “It’s my expectation that we will continue to prevail, and certainly my expectation that the president will continue to respect the decision of the court.” 

Ferguson said the state will continue to argue that the travel ban amounts to a ban on Muslims. In the initial suit, Ferguson’s office relied on comments from President Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump backer, who said the president asked him to come up with a legal way to ban Muslims. And, as noted above, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (D) will join Washington in challenging the new ban. 

“President Trump’s latest executive order is a Muslim ban by another name, imposing policies and protocols that once again violate the Equal Protection Clause and Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

It is certainly unclear what Trump will do if he loses a second consecutive challenge, and whether he would then proceed with yet another revised order, finally take his appeal to the SCOTUS, as he had threatened to do in February, or if will simply give up.

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thesonandheir's picture

Merica is fucked. 

FrozenGoodz's picture

Not so much ... now we can move on to things American citizens actually care about, tax reform, deregulations, etc. 


There's no longer a need for a home-run, trademark EO - this failed, let it go

evoila's picture

by we, do you mean wall street?

Sweet Chicken's picture

Considering you are in almost every post, I don't know how you missed it.


I think you owe Tyler an apology. :)

knukles's picture

Well, so there the fuck goes your federal funding.
Not cut you off.  Make you prove via outside auditors that you've spent every Fedral Dime We Gave you in Accordance with Agreements/laws/etc.  Until we're satisfied that your not wasting money, we can't in good conscience give you anymore.

Have a nice day

OregonGrown's picture

How FUCKING embarrassing!

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) shovelhead Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

Migrants in Sweden sliced open a woman’s throat, almost beheading her, then stabbed her husband to death before laughing at the heinous double murder they had just committed.

Police were called out to an incident in Hallonbergen in northern Stockholm, an area in which over 67% of the residents are foreign-born, with most coming from Lebanon, Syria and Eritrea.

The victims were parents to young children and had been targeted because they were eyewitnesses to another crime and were about to testify, according to reports.

“The reports state that there may be a link to an earlier murder in Stockholm, where one of the parents may have been a witness,” according to Nyheter Idag.

Four people were arrested for the double murder, including two young men aged 20 and 21 years old. The four suspects were of Middle Eastern or North African origin.

The men, who were high on marijuana, apparently showed no remorse whatsoever for the murders and were laughing throughout the ordeal.

These are the people that the left demands be let into America.

The left is insane, must be eliminated for good.

gladih8r's picture

Serious question: is there any form of scum that the left would *not* want imported into the country?

And if they like that scum so much why aren't they packing their shit and moving to live among that scum in the first place?  I mean where are the NGOs sponsoring Libtards who want to move to and start a new life in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, etc.?

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flicker life (not verified) gladih8r Mar 9, 2017 5:17 PM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

unsafe-space-time's picture

Somalis are making more by raping and beheading you family members.

Dabooda's picture

Trump's travel ban gets all sorts of support from "America first" protectionists who want to force you to buy their uncompetitive services and products.  And it gets support from racists who want to keep the damn niggers, spics and ragheads out. 

Fuck you all, folks. 

Freedom to travel anywhere that a property owner (and that's NOT the government) is willing to admit you, is a basic human right. Open borders are a good thing.  You will realize this when YOU give up on the swamp ever being drained, and want to jump ship, yourself.

The bad consequences of open borders that  everybody gripes about aren't caused by immigrants at all; they're caused by government giveaways: welfare, education, health care, social security and more, all being provided at taxpayer expense. The Welfare State, in all its inglory.  Instead of trying to destroy the freedom to travel, how about agitating to get rid of institutionalized theft (entitlements/welfare/subsidies/taxes/government schools, and the Fed)? Solve the big problem, instead of creating new problems . . . which government will use as excuses to grow and create even MORE problems.  Don't you see it coming?  Trump wants to spend billions to build a wall.  They're doing retina scans at some airports now, and Real ID will be required of everyone to travel.  More TSA intrusive searches are here.  You can't restrict SOME people from traveling without subjecting EVERYONE to complete government controls.

Stop trying to save an evil system by further destroying freedom; it doesn't fucking work.  And don't tell me that restricting the freedom to travel is just a temporary thing that we need until we can get rid of the welfare state -- someday, in your dreams.  That's not how government works.  Once they take away a freedom, you're not likely to see it again in your lifetime. 

The welfare state is the enemy; the freedom to travel is your last resort to escape it. 

And before you give me static about "importing rapefugees," -- I'm not advocating government shipping people here or providing them with any government help if they get here.  If they've got money to travel, or an employer willing to pay their way, fine.  If they come to rape or kill or steal -- ship them back wherever they came from, or shoot them.

artichoke's picture

Fuck you too.  We're stuck with the welfare state.  Until and unless we can get rid of it, we need to have border protections to keep out as many bloodsuckers as possible, and we will have them.

Dabooda's picture

If you shit on the floor, your shit will draw flies.

You have a choice: keep killing flies, or clean up your shit.

Which works better?


unsafe-space-time's picture

The left will defend these satanists/muzzies even if they rape and kill all of their family in front of them. There is no retaliation by friends or family or neighbors in the EU. That tells me there will be no happy ending for the eurofags. The masochists might actually enjoy it.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Can someone sue these fuck states so they could leave the union?

shamus001's picture

Speaking for majority of Washington state, EAST of Cle Elum, we got the DON's back! Handle these scum Senators Pres. T!

sheikurbootie's picture

That works for me.  Play Hardball.  The Dems don't know real hardball yet.  People get hit in the face in real hardball. 

Gobs and gobs of federal money is sent to states.  They can't survive without it.  It's a big lie they pay more into the fed than they get out.  Stop the payments and watch them come begging.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

So these leftist states run by leftist Statists who giggle with delight when the Islamofascist with big ears and a pen and a phone crams legislation or an EO down the throats of gagging Americans...

...suddenly realize the importance of state sovereignty as our Founding Fathers tried to preserve it

Too bad, tyrants.

You made this bed.

You either abide by our rules now, from the federal level, or you forfeit every dime you receive from federal sources

and we audit the hell out of every dime you've spent and received for the past 10 years.

Suck it up, losers.

847328_3527's picture
Immigrant Chuck Schumer Personally Sponsored Just Got Arrested For Doing THIS…

This story is from Saranac, New York where an Indian National who Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid’s “pet” Kirsten Gillibrand pulled strings to get into the country was just arrested for molesting a child.


All immigrants should be placed in Schumer's or Judge Robart's household for a month before being released on American citizens and their little girls.

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Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) 847328_3527 Mar 9, 2017 4:14 PM

Schumer should go to prison with him.

When you sponsor someone you're taking responsibility for them.

jackstraw001's picture

Do these fucktards realize that they've just assumed responsibility for any future act of Islamist terror that occurs in the US?

knukles's picture


No.  It's Trump's Fault

No.  It's Obama's Fault

847328_3527's picture

Tech and Libtards will fight to the death to displace American workers with cheap immigrant labor.

Tech companies and Libtards hate the American workers.

The Libtards and tech people are NOT your friends American people.


Starbucks offers free legal advice to employees affected by Trump travel ban



Insurrector's picture

Yes, everything is Obama's fault!

He started WWI by killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

He is responsible for the Teapot Dome scandal.

He aided and abetted John Wilkes Booth.

He is responsible for global warming, not China!

He is responsible for Donald marrying three times and saying that if Ivanka wasn't his daughter he would date her.

He made Donald Trump declare bankruptcy 6 times and he won't Donny release his tax returns.

centerline's picture

Is just a matter of time.  Something is bound to happen.  And these hyprocritical libtards are going to slink away.

brianshell's picture

Ferguson might want to file his suit in Sharia court. He obviously doesn't accept the current government's legitimacy. Lets hope he is not gay or an athiest.

Interestingly, the taxis at Seattle airport are largely operated by Muslims who make it look like a mini mosque. Maybe that is why more of the travelers are chosing to use Uber.


cheech_wizard's picture

At that point, do I get to hunt them down and end their bloodline?

Standard Disclaimer: Seeing as the rule of law no longer applies...

Insurrector's picture

I think Trumpy needs more people to blame for his incompetence.

Yog Soggoth's picture

The Tylers(more than one). These are the States that they have controlling interests in. Oregon folk do not want this. Oregon has been infiltrated by wealthy Californians who loathe the Oregon lifestyle of less people and free mining by the people. Being a lumberjack is a job there. Commercial fishermen are still alive unlike most of America. Hawaii is different in that there are only 9000 people on the main island and most of them are not native. O'Soetaro wants to turn the entire chain into a pizza/hotdog stand.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) FrozenGoodz Mar 9, 2017 3:32 PM

Punch a lefty, they want your kids raped.

Dg4884's picture

Should be a bumper sticker.

Playtime's Over's picture

Sure  Mr. Shilly voice of reason.  Why concern ourselves with the safety and security of this country.  Such a frivolous persuit. sarc

evoila's picture

ban everybody and see what they do. this is the simple solution. the business community will make sure the states don't sue if that's the fallback.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

How to fix this:  Trump modifies the order to allow unlimited immigration to New York, Oregon, and Washington State, but the immigrants cannot leave those states.  Watch how fast those states will be on board with the executive order ...

Yog Soggoth's picture

Could backfire. They would just let them vote in local elections and encourage pregnancies.

j0nx's picture

Chuck Schumer already got a 12 year old girl molested by sponsoring one of these criminals to get into the country. How many more Americans must be hurt or killed before they stop? Why isn't Chuck Schumer being held responsible by the Trump admin for this crime? Not a word of it from any Trump reps the entire week. It's time to start holding the people responsible for sponsoring the criminals they let in and allowing them free reign in our nation.

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Takeaction2 (not verified) thesonandheir Mar 9, 2017 3:55 PM

I am so embarrassed by our OREGON representatives.  I didn't vote for these fucks.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Takeaction2 Mar 9, 2017 4:16 PM

You couldn't be more embarrassed by your Reps than I am by mine in California.

sheikurbootie's picture

I have a couple of RINO's, so it's not much better here.  Paul Ryan is the king of the false conservatives.

Laddie's picture

Make no mistake we are in the battle for our lives!

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Download Kevin MacDonald PhD - Moralism and Moral Arguments

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HRClinton's picture

The new ruling will also be against the Administration. The activist Progressive Judges are now above the Executive branch.

The WH and its leaders in the DOJ are too gutless to arrest Judges and state AGs for Sedition. 

Thanks to slick, smooth-talking twits like Jared K and Dense Pence, and slap happy clowns like Retard Prebus, Richie Cunningham Sessions, they will collude, to stop him from clamping down on this OPEN INSURRECTION that is a Constitutional Crisis.

They will wave the Economic Agenda, as if that's going to happen anyway, now that they've outed themselves with Trump Care 2.0

QuantumEasing's picture

Last time I checked, the Executive was immune from lawsuits. If these Libtard entities want to follow procedure, have their reps introduce counter legislation.

The lawsuits should be thrown out as frivolous.

Also, Trump is simply elucidating his intent to FOLLOW THE LAW ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

HRClinton's picture

This is 100 % correct. Unfortunately for Thump, his "advisors" are too dumb, uninformed or too cowardly, to make the hardball calls. 

They are exposing themselves for the All-Bark-No-Bite schmucks that they are. 

Libertarians, you got duped.

Insurrector's picture

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, or the Hart-Cellar Act.  One of the main components aimed to abolish the national-origins quota. This meant that it eliminated national origin, race, and ancestry as basis for immigration.

Whoops - tweety little fingers did not see that on his 5 bullets of daily briefing.

BTW - please tell me an instance when Trump 'elucidated.'  Afflicted with diarrhea of the mouth (and tweety little fingers) and constipation of the brain, he can't fucking complete a sentence.  Lingual analysis shows when there is no teleprompter, Trump has the vocabulary and grammar of a 6th grader!

Let's see his college transcripts!  Oh and how about those tax returns like you said you would.

Your idol is a churlish, ADD-affected, insecure, thin-skinned, compulsively lying moron who thinks paying no taxes, declaring bankruptcy 6 times, and stiffing contractors their pay is good business.

ZD1's picture

You're a whiny libtard bitch. Go back to getting fisted by your tranny boyfriend.

PirateOfBaltimore's picture

What a bullshit argument, especially when we consider Obamacare was heralded as "NOT A TAX" and was kept legal only by CONSIDERING IT A TAX.


In this case, just because someone, not actually part of drafting this EO called it something, does not mean it is that.  Further, when we consider it only affects a tiny fraction of muslims, that argument clearly carries absolutely no water.

HRClinton's picture

Irrelevant, poor Irredeemable thinker. You're confusing Pretext with Reason.

The Pretext is wrapped in rhetoric, PR lingo and legalese, to fool and freeze the cowardly and gullible into inaction. The Reason is an activist Insurrection by Progressives. Monika Crowley is 100% right: Progressives will not stop or relent, until Trump is impeached and on jail ("Lock Him Up!"), or there is Civil War. Because, if they get nothing, then you get nothing. This is scorched earth Alinsky politics. 

Poor Thump. Surrounded by fools, cowards and idiots - all too happy to be in the WH, to be aboard the Federal Choo Choo.

The System is unraveling all around him, and he thinks he can push his Wall and Economic Agenda? Dream on!