(California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Getty Images)
Today California joined Washington, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Minnesota in challenging Trump's new travel order.
Our gas bag State Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in statement:
"Last month, our courts put a lid on the unconstitutional and un-American Trump Muslim travel ban because Americans stood up and demanded it. The victory for lawful permanent residents and current visa holders was welcome news for everyone, especially the victims’ families. But the fight for fair and lawful treatment of all who would seek permission to enter our country is not over."
"The fight for fair and lawful treatment of all who would seek permission to enter our country is not over."
Listen to how he tries to twist Trump's plan. The plan is not to shut out people who want to come here legally. The plan is a temporary one, and it blocks people coming in from countries with known terror ties until we can figure out how to get our national security under control.
Becerra went on to say in his statement:
“The Trump Administration may have changed the text of the now-discredited Muslim travel ban, but they didn’t change its unconstitutional intent and effect. It is still an attack on people — women and children, professors and business colleagues, seniors and civic leaders — based on their religion and national origin."
In the lawsuit the state also alleges that the order will harm the economy, saying $681 million was spent by visitors to California from middle eastern countries in 2015 which generated sales tax of $40.8 million.
So really, all the state cares about is getting more tax dollars.
Maybe California deserves to have its federal funding taken away. It's already so backwards.