Madison joins cities, counties opposing travel ban

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against the immigration ban that was imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump at Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of protesters gathered outside of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport to denounce the travel ban imposed by President Trump. Protests are taking place at airports across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MADISON — Madison is one of 34 cities and counties getting involved with a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and other leaders filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday supporting the plaintiff in a lawsuit pending in New York.

Soglin said in a statement the group is confident their efforts will “thwart the chaos, foolishness and cruelty” fostered by President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order.

The group argues that the order is unconstitutional and that cities benefit from immigrants. Other cities to sign on include Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia.

Dozens of lawsuits challenging President Trump’s order have been filed since it was issued. President Trump has said he plans to issue a new version of the executive order next week.

6 comments

  • Opinion8d

    Ignorance at its best……..maybe they could send the atheist group over to the Middle East so people could be free of forced religion…..I would love to see how that turns out.

  • Huh !

    Maybe there should be a Citizen, Legal Resident and Visitor boycott of Madison ?
    I can’t believe all these protesters don’t see how they are turning sympathetic citizens against their cause….The laws of the country are not “He Who Screams Loudest or Longest Wins” !

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