State Assembly symbolically rejects Trump travel order

The California Assembly has passed a symbolic resolution rejecting President Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily banning immigration and travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.

Introduced by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), the resolution criticizes the executive order as “purely a political act” that “pushes an agenda in our country that is attempting to create divisiveness.” It passed almost entirely along party lines. Assemblywoman Catherine Baker of Dublin was the only Republican to vote for the measure.

President Trump said in a press conference last week that his administration would be issuing a new executive order designed to avoid the legal issues the January 27 order confronted. The new order is expected to be handed down this week.

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