CNN producer files federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order on travel

It’s no wonder that President Donald Trump calls CNN and the mainstream media the “opposition party.

CNN editor and producer Mohammed Tawfeeq, an Iraqi national, filed a lawsuit in federal court to challenge the president’s executive order that created a pause in travel from persons emanating from certain Middle East nations, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

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Tawfeeq, who has been a legal resident of the United States since 2013, filed the suit after he was detained at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to the Journal Constitution.

The lawsuit, filed against the U.S. departments of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies, seeks a declaration of Tawfeeq’s rights under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

“The executive order has greatly increased the uncertainty involved in current and future international travel for returning lawful permanent residents like Mr. Tawfeeq,” the lawsuit read.

Tawfeeq’s employer, CNN, is supporting him in his lawsuit against the president’s executive order.

“This is a basic request to clarify and assert his rights under the law,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement, Adweek reported. “We support him in this effort and hope it’s resolved quickly.”

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