AG Derek Schmidt: President has legal authority to suspend entry into the United States

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TOPEKA – (March 2, 2018) – The president’s decision to suspend entry of certain categories of aliens into the United States is within his legal authority, Kansas and 15 other states have told the U.S. Supreme Court. The 16-state coalition this week filed a brief arguing that both the president’s constitutional authority and specific provisions of federal law empower him to implement the restrictions on entry into the country. The states argue that the president and Congress, not the federal courts, are best situated to make national security, foreign affairs and immigration policy judgments in the best interest of the country. “The States have a significant interest in protecting their residents’ safety,” the coalition wrote. “But the States and...

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AG Derek Schmidt: President has legal authority to suspend entry into the United States

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