In a show of support for President Trump’s embattled travel ban, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit saying the immigration order is lawful.
The supporting brief makes Texas the first state to support Trump’s travel ban, said an official in Paxton’s office.
“The law makes it very clear that the president has discretion to protect the safety of the American people and our nation’s institutions with respect to who can come into this country,” Paxton said in announcing the filing of the amicus brief. “The safety of the American people and the security of our country are President Trump’s major responsibilities under the law.”