SAN ANTONIO — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries article AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trumps executive order barring travel from the seven countries that are designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as high risk of terrorism and a potential terrorist breeding ground has sparked a flood of legal challenges across the country.
Texas, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are among the states that have filed lawsuits challenging the order.
The U.N. has issued a travel advisory for Texas, and President Trump has issued an executive order calling for the immediate suspension of entry to the United States of nationals from the countries.
A number of companies have sued the president in federal court, including the Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and the UES Group, a subsidiary of Texas-based Texas-Based Healthcare Solutions.
In a statement Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the state will file the necessary legal documents.
“We are confident we will prevail,” Paxton added.
The order also suspends the U-Haul program, which has been used by more than a million people since it was introduced in 2016.
U-haul drivers were given until Dec. 31 to register their vehicles with the federal government.
Trump said in his order that those who do not register their cars would be denied entry to America.
The government is also considering restricting the number of people allowed to bring their own cars to the U to be able to process the large volume of U-haul vehicles arriving in the country from the states.
A spokeswoman for the Trump administration said the president does not intend to take the UHauls off the road.
The spokeswoman said the executive order does not prohibit people from bringing in their own vehicles and the Trump Administration will continue to review the order as it relates to U-drive permits.
President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive action that bars people from the six Muslim-dominated countries from entering the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.
The president has said he will rescind the order if he receives a court challenge from states and individuals.
In Texas, U.C.L.A. School of Law professor David Hemenway said the legal battles are a sign that the White House is willing to challenge any law the president wants to implement.
“It’s a big deal that the president is doing this, because it’s a way to make his point to the public that he can’t be trusted to enforce the laws,” Hemenways said.