Pressure mounted on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday over his order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, as the state of Washington announced a legal challenge and former President Barack Obama took a swipe at his successor.
The leader of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, said he would bring legislation on Monday evening seeking to end the ban, although his effort stood little chance of being passed by the Republican-led Congress.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joined a chorus of concern expressed by U.S. allies, ranging from Iraq to Germany, at Trump’s executive order to forbid entry into America by refugees and people from some predominantly Muslim countries.
Washington will be the first state to take on the executive order, announcing an effort to sue in federal court.
“It is an insult and a danger to all of the people of the state of…