Alabama supports Trump's travel ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is supporting President Donald Trump's travel ban.

State Attorney General Steven Marshall announced Monday that Alabama is one of 13 states that have filed an amicus brief with a federal appeals court in favor of Trump's executive order.

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have issued orders preventing the bulk of the executive order from taking effect.

Marshall says the president has the legal authority to forbid foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S.

Alabama joins Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia on the advisory legal document in support of the ban.