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Border state plans to sue to prevent enforcement of Trump’s executive order

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left. talks to reporters as Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, looks on, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Seattle. Ferguson announced that he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. (AP/Ted S. Warren)

Washington will be the first state to formally challenge President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning all entry into the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is taking the issue to federal court, announced Monday. Ferguson said he is requesting that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington declare some of the key provisions of the order unconstitutional, according to KIRO.

He also filed a motion for a restraining order to temporarily stop the implementation of the executive order.

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