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Steven T. Marshall
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 June 6, 2017

ALABAMA JOINS 15 STATES IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF IN U.S. SUPREME COURT IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRAVEL BAN

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Alabama has joined 15 other states in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily restricting the admission of foreign nationals from six countries posing a security risk to the United States.

“Our brief underscores that President Trump has the legal authority to issue his executive order restricting foreign national travel to America because such action is within the power of the president to protect the security of this country,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall.

“It is inconceivable that foreign nationals living abroad should be given rights equal to United States citizens and therefore cannot be prevented from entering this country if the federal government views them a security risk,” AG Marshall added.  “It is the government’s first responsibility to ensure the safety of our citizens.  The previous court rulings against the Trump administration’s travel ban are both legally flawed and undermine the safety of all Americans.”

The Trump administration’s executive order temporarily bans travel of foreign nationals from six countries with the strongest record of terrorism: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Alabama joined Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in filing the amicus brief on June 5, 2017.

A copy of the 40-page brief is attached to this release.

 

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