U.S. District Court Senior Judge James Robart will decide Friday if a lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson challenging the Presidential Executive Order issued by Trump should stand, or allow the Order to be enacted.

Ferguson amended his lawsuit to add the State of Minnesota this week. Ferguson claims Trump's suspension of immigration and visa programs is supposedly unconstitutional, although several legal experts, including those from the National Review, have said evidence shows it is.

Ferguson claims his team has a strong legal argument, both he and Federal lawyers will present their cases. The hearing will take place at 2:30pm in the Federal courthouse in Seattle. The judge will determine if the Executive Order should be implemented or suspended nationwide. However, other higher level judges can override this District Judge.

This action is being taken in the District Court for the Western District of Washington state.

Much of the reason for Ferguson's actions is because Seattle has been designated a 'sanctuary city' for some time now, and is listed as so by pro-immigration groups. The city has taken active steps to thwart Federal enforcement of immigration laws by not cooperating with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and other federal law agencies. The city also has some groups and churches who openly offer sanctuary, and 'hide' or enable illegals to remain free from deportation.

In 2003 the city openly passed an ordinance that bans police from inquiring about a person's immigration status without 'reasonable' suspicion that said person has committed a felony.  The following quote was made about those who favor the Executive Order and Trump supporters in general, by Mayor Ed Murray earlier in November after the election:

“They (Trump voters) are people who are struggling, and our ability to reach out and build bridges with them is the way we go forward." 

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