Thursday, February 9, 2017

Episcopal diocese joins federal lawsuit against Trump travel ban

From Washington State-

President Donald Trump is not a man of the pews but has attended Christmas Eve eucharist at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, the setting in which Trump took Melania as his third bride.

On the other side of the country, Episcopalians are suing him.

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has joined with the ACLU and two unnamed University of Washington students to file a lawsuit challenging Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

The diocese argues that the work of its Refugee Resettlement Office (RRO) "has been completely disrupted" by the Trump executive order.

"Not only have families in transit or on the verge of transit been placed in additional crisis and stress, but the chaos surrounding the implementation of the executive order has also required the RRO to expend additional, unplanned-for resources."

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