Calling President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban "unconstitutional", Attorney General Maura Healey moved on Tuesday to add MA and the University of MA to a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down the executive order on the grounds that it violates residents' rights to religious freedom and due process.
Healey called the order "harmful, discriminatory and unconstitutional", saying her office has reviewed the order and found it harms MA residents, businesses and academic institutions, in addition to violating federal immigration law and denying legal residents due process.
The legal action follows a weekend in which at least a handful of legal residents, including two UMass Dartmouth engineering professors of Iranian descent, were detained at Logan International Airport as they tried to return to their homes in MA.
Harm to our institutions, our citizens, and our businesses is harm to the Commonwealth of MA.
"It discriminates on the basis of religion and national origin, denies our residents access to due process and equal protection of the law, and violates federal immigration law", Healey said of Trump's order.
San Francisco sued to challenge a Trump directive to withhold federal money from USA cities that have adopted sanctuary policies toward undocumented immigrants, which local officials argue help local police by making those immigrants more willing to report crimes.
The order is necessary to keep potential terrorists out of the country until security procedures are improved, the Trump administration maintains. Advocates of the policies say that they help local police by making undocumented immigrants more willing to report crimes and serve as witnesses if they do not fear that contact with law enforcement will lead to their deportation.
"Our administration has worked with the Attorney General's office and supports her challenging this action", he said in a statement. "We look forward to the courts resolving this matter expeditiously".
Carol Rose, president of the ACLU of MA, said she is confident the president's order will be struck down in the end.
Trump signed an executive order Friday barring immigration from Syria indefinitely and for at least 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen- and suspending the us refugee program for at least 120 days while "extreme vetting" procedures are developed.
UMass Dartmouth associate professors Mazdak Pourabdollah Tootkaboni and Arghavan Louhghalam were detained Saturday evening after flying home from an academic conference in Paris.
It's the third lawsuit Healey has been a part of against the president.
Four federal judges - in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and Washington - acted during the weekend to stay implementation of the executive order as tens of thousands of people demonstrated at airports across the country.
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Thousands protested in airports across the country Saturday night as four federal judges ruled against the order signed by Trump. There is still one person detained, and there is no timeline for when that individual will be released.
In New York, two different state legislatures would need to approve the proposal before it is sent to voters. Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court is expected to give the current 4-4 makeup a conservative bent.
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They note that Trump has yet to define what categories of criminal violations would constitute grounds for swift deportation. Obama bypassed Congress and created the deferred action program on his own with an executive action.
However, the succeeding presidents, including former President Barack Obama, have signed successive six-month waivers to delay it. But each commander in chief since then has repeatedly used his prerogative to delay implementation of that demand.
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But earlier in the day, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said the White House was considering the lifting of sanctions. It's not clear what Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump chatted about.
Russia, Iran and Turkey organized the Astana talks on the Syrian crisis in the Kazakh capital on January 23 and 24. The Astana negotiations will be followed by a UN-mediated meeting in Geneva expected to take place on February 8.
Philippine police are suspending their controversial war on drugs after the "corrupt" police force has been "cleansed". However, the killing of the South Korean businessman has added another dent to the credibility of Philippine police.
Now Barcelona will await their next opponents when the semi-final draw for the 115th Copa will be announced today, January 28. Barcelona have been handed a tough draw in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, as they face Atletico Madrid over two legs.
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Six people - four firefighters and two police - have been killed battling vast forest fires in central Chile, AFP reports. And on Thursday, Bachelet announced her country was accepting more Russian tanker planes and helicopters.
Ever since Warner Bros. shifted the schedules for their DCEU slate, things for The Flash starring Ezra Miller did not look good. The Flash movie is now without a director, after Rick Famuyiwa left the project in October past year .
The head of the ancient catholic order the Knights of Malta has resigned in the latest twist over a condom distribution program. Boeselager went on to be elected grand chancellor - essentially the order's interior and foreign minister.