Maryland to join immigration ban lawsuit

Posted at 2:21 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 17:28:38-05

Maryland is the latest state to join a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s travel ban, officials said.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that on Monday, March 13, Maryland will join Washington State along with other states in the suit.

Calling the travel ban “unwise, illegal and un-American,” Frosh said the second executive order is “still a Muslim ban” that makes Americans less safe and will harm Maryland’s universities and economy.

“It makes us less competitive and sends a message to the most talented academics, scientists and engineers around the world that they are not welcome,” he said. 

Maryland joins Washington State, Oregon and Hawaii in challenging the revised ban.