AL AG Marshall joins amicus brief to support president's travel ban

Updated: Aug. 17, 2017 at 10:41 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 15 other states Thursday in an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban.

According to Marshall's office, the amicus brief was filed by Texas and was joined by other states Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Along with the 15 states listed, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also joined.

"The president is rightfully exercising his legal authority to restrict the entry of those who may endanger the safety and security of Americans," said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. "The restricted countries have a strong record of violent acts and terrorism, and it is vital and appropriate that the president's provisions stand to properly vet travelers from these areas for the protection of our citizens."

President Trump's executive order provides a 90-day delay of travelers entering the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

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