Los Angeles joins New York in legal fight against Trump’s travel ban

LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles announced today it is aligning itself with New York and other municipalities opposed to President Trump’s travel ban, joining an amicus brief in Darweesh v. Trump.

“Los Angeles continues to be at the forefront in the battle to uphold basic constitutional values that protect all our residents,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “I’m proud our office is standing up for fundamental rights with this broad coalition of cities. We offer a unique and significant perspective in support of the court’s injunction.”

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The Darweesh named in the suit is Hameed Darwish, an Iraqi who worked for the U.S. military and whose like is at risk as a result, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. He had a valid visa to enter the United States but was nonetheless detained when he arrived in late January.

The state of California has also joined an Amicus brief in the case.

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Chris Alexakisgovernment, L.A., U.S.A.