- Associated Press - Sunday, January 29, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined 15 other AGs in opposition to President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S.

A federal judge in New York issued an order Saturday temporarily blocking the government from deporting people with valid visas who arrived after Trump’s travel ban took effect.

But confusion remains about who could stay and who will be kept out of the country in the coming weeks.

In a statement Sunday, Balderas and the other attorneys general condemn Trump’s executive order as unconstitutional and un-American.

He says they’ll work together to ensure the federal government obeys the Constitution and protect religious liberty.

Balderas says the AGs are confident Trump’s order will ultimately be struck down by the courts.

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