Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said the state plans to file legal briefs against President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration.
Baker told WGBH that the state’s Attorney General, Maura Healey, will be file a legal brief in the coming days outlining the state’s concerns over the president’s executive action.
Baker said not allowing refugees into the country because of their religion goes against a fundamental part of the nation’s beliefs. He said Syrians are being unfairly targeted.
“I…don’t believe that…an indefinite prohibition makes a heck of a lot of sense against anybody,” Baker said. “That’s not the way we as the United States should handle this sort of thing.”
Baker is a Republican, but refused to vote for Trump.
Maura Healey has also come out against the president’s actions. She joined with 16 other attorneys general, including those from Connecticut and Vermont, vowing to take action.