Washingon State Attorney General Will Launch Probe On President Trump Intent In Issuing Travel Ban
The Attorney General of the Washington State will launch a probe on President Trump's intent to issue Executive Order on the travel ban. He suspected the intent is based on the religious belief, but the government since the first issuance insisted the ban is to repel the radical Islamist to enter the United States.
Attorney general of the Washington state Bob Ferguson has promised to uncover the true intention of President Trump in issuing travel ban Executive Order as reported by Reuters. His move will incite a very rare public examination on the national security decisions made by the U.S. president.
Ferguson has also intended to aggressively find written documents and emails to prove his accusation that President Trump’s Executive Order issued Jan. 27 was based on religious discrimination. However, his intention was criticized by the professor of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law John Yoo.
"It would represent a serious expansion of judicial oversight of what the president and the entire executive branch does," Professor Yoo said. He also said that the question regarding the President motivation to issue an Executive Order has never been done before, and Ferguson acted beyond his authority.
Moreover. according to Los Angeles Times, the court and judicial should not probe into president Trump intention. It is because the order doesn’t apply to other predominantly Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. Furthermore, the order provides protection to the persecuted religious minority in the Muslim countries.
President Trump administration has reiterated the temporary banning decision is to block the entrance of radical Islamist from seven countries that are famous for radical beliefs. The countries are Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The Executive Order also gives priorities to refugees from minority religion that flee from religious persecution, such as Christians in the predominantly Muslim nations.
Watch the report from CBS San Fransisco regarding hearing of the President Trump immigration policy in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals below: