>> Almost half of Americans favor some form of President Donald Trump's travel ban, according to a new poll, as stark contrast to large protests around the country last weekend, and waves of lawsuits targeting the executive order. The Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Monday and Tuesday found 49% of American adults agree with Trump's move to conduct quote, extreme vetting on people from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa, while 41% disagree with it.
And 10% say they just don't know. The responses were split almost entirely along party lines. Those who oppose Trump's anti-immigration policies have been vocal about it. On Tuesday, San Francisco launched its fight against Trump executive orders that threaten to cut off federal funding to so called sanctuary cities, the first court challenge in the US on that order.
San Francisco's attorney calling on Trump to abide by the Constitution and obey the law adding quote, you're not an emperor who rules by fear. Sanctuary cities are those that adopt policies generally protecting illegal immigrants. Massachusetts and New York state on Tuesday, also joined Boston and Washington state, in fighting the temporary ban order in court.
Reuters legal correspondent Dan Levine says expect more to come.>> You're seeing the first ones who are filing, but a lot of other states are looking at it. I think a lot depends on, like for the immigration ban, restrictions, whether they have airports in their state, whether they're a port of entry, because that makes it more urgent as opposed to other places where they don't.
>> It's not just local governments, but companies as well. Amazon and Expedia already filed declarations in court on Monday supporting the Washington state lawsuit. And later on Tuesday, a group of tech companies in Silicon Valley are meeting to discuss filing a brief to support such lawsuits.