This time, Washington state is far from alone in its opposition of the travel ban. Judge Robart has permitted the state of Oregon to join the suit against this ban as well. Oregon’s Attorney General has expressed pain on behalf of the state, claiming that the order impinges upon the Oregon’s educational institutions, health care system, agencies, employers, and economy. Additionally, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that the states of Massachusetts and New York are requesting to be added to the case, further stacking the deck against Trump’s executive order.
“After spending more than a month to fix a broken order that he rushed out the door,” said Ferguson, “the President’s new order reinstates several of the same provisions and has the same illegal motivations as the original.”