California, New York, Maine, Washington and Illinois can sue the president over his executive order restricting entry to the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
The states are seeking to force the administration to provide information to the public about how it plans to implement the ban.
Trump issued an executive order Friday that suspends the issuance of visas and refugee admissions for 120 days and suspends refugee admissions to the U.S. for 120 consecutive days.
The executive order was blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii.
The U.N. refugee agency said it is reviewing the order and “will review its interpretation” before making a final ruling.
The Supreme Court will consider the case next week.
A federal appeals court ruled last month that Trump’s executive order violates the U,N.
But the high court has yet to rule on the case.
A lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Gov.
Bruce Rauner is seeking to stop Trump’s action from taking effect.
Madigan’s office said the Trump administration has violated the Refugee Convention by delaying its implementation and violating the federal immigration laws that allow states to sue when their citizens are barred from entering the U.
“It was not immediately clear how long the state’s suit would take.
A separate lawsuit filed Friday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seeks to halt Trump’s travel ban.
Schneiderman’s office has argued that Trump did not comply with his obligation to provide the public with the full details of how he plans to enforce the ban, such as how it will affect American workers.
The order also calls for the federal government to cancel its support for sanctuary cities.
The court is expected to hear oral arguments in the lawsuit by Monday.
The lawsuits come as Trump continues to defend his executive orders, which critics say are discriminatory against immigrants and a major attack on civil liberties.
The president has also defended his actions as lawful and says he will abide by the U.,N.