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The Reporter’s Notebook

Protest and Lawsuit Target Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Reporter Tom James discusses Washington state’s challenge of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigration of citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations.

January 30, 2017

On this Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut Olympia reporter Tom James talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about Washington state’s challenge of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigration of citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations. See his story on Crosscut. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday that he was filing the federal lawsuit to halt the key provisions of the order. The lawsuit is the first challenge of the President’s executive order brought by a state. 

 

Top image: Protesters gather at Seattle’s Westlake Center on Jan 29, 2017 in response to the recent executive order. Credit: Cameron Graves



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Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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