Harvard, Yale and Stanford sue Donald Trump over his ‘Muslim travel ban’

Harvard, Yale and Stanford are among 17 elite universities that have launched a legal challenge to Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations entering the US, saying it has “serious and chilling implications”.

The schools said the ban threatened their ability to attract international students and academics they needed to “meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world”.

They filed the papers on Monday in a New York federal court in support of an existing lawsuit.