Rosenblum: Trump order is "illegal"

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In a statement on Saturday, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum made it clear that she intends to fight Donald Trump's executive order on immigration:

“The President’s Executive Order on immigration reinstates national origin discrimination, something that President Lyndon B. Johnson long ago rejected as “harsh injustice”. We will not go back to those days of our American history. Let me be clear -- Discrimination based on national origin is illegal.”

“Here in Oregon, we welcome and honor our immigrants, who add so much to the quality of our lives. This order shuts out Oregonians’ families, instills a culture of fear and demeans many of our most hard-working and talented neighbors and friends.

“I know I join many other Oregon leaders when I say I am appalled by this latest Executive Order. We will use the full force of the rule of law to protect and serve all people of our state.”

According to the Oregonian, she was joined in her opposition by AGs in 14 other states: Washington, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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