Republican state lawmaker wants to overturn President Donald Trump’s DACA protections and restore protections for DREAMers in a lawsuit.
State Rep. Michael Fagan filed the lawsuit in the state Supreme Court, which issued a temporary restraining order in January.
Fagan filed his suit on Friday after Trump signed an executive order that removed protections for the estimated 11 million DREAMer immigrants.
The order came in response to a lawsuit filed by Fagan’s state attorney general.
Fancy a little background on myself, Mike?
It is my privilege to represent the people of Delaware.
I was a very successful attorney in Delaware.
I was elected to the state legislature, representing the people in the legislature and to the court system.
I have a proven record of representing the taxpayers of Delaware, and the taxpayers will support me in my efforts to restore these protections.
It is my responsibility to represent all Delawareans, and I hope the Court will recognize my duty to do so.
In the lawsuit, Fagan says the order “further erodes the constitutional authority of Congress to protect this nation’s borders.”
He argues that the order undermines the DREAM Act by placing the burden on states to decide when it is appropriate for them to apply for DACA protections.
Flynn, in a statement, said that the lawsuit is “an opportunity to protect the rights of thousands of DREAMs who have been unlawfully denied their lives, their livelihoods and their ability to secure a stable future in this country.”
In a statement emailed to The Hill, Frughan said that he and other DACA advocates “are proud of the accomplishments and hard work of those who brought this lawsuit to the Supreme Court.”
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center, was filed on behalf of DACA recipients.