N.Y. State Seeks to Join Immigration Lawsuit Attacking Trump Ban

New York state asked a judge for permission to join a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on the grounds that it’s unconstitutional.

Joining the lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn will protect residents as well as the interests of the state’s employers, hospitals and educational institutions, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday in a statement. It’s the latest state to join legal fights about Trump’s Jan. 27 order temporarily halting immigrants from Middle Eastern nations.

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