Swanson Contemplates New Suit Against Trump Administration Over DACA

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The White House’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has left the country divided.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has yet to make a decision on whether she will join several other states in suing President Donald Trump’s administration over the decision to remand DACA.

According to Fox 9, Swanson is waiting on a decision in order to look over the law, facts of DACA, and the termination of the program. She did promise to get involved in some form telling Fox 9 that it was “unfair to ‘pull the rug out’” from hard working immigrants who depend on the program to continue living in the United States.

According to the Washington Post, 15 states and the District of Columbia have filed suit in the Eastern District of New York federal courts against the Trump administration over the termination of the DACA policy.

The suit describes the potential harm as not only affecting the 800,000 DACA recipients, but as also harming the economy and businesses, according to the Washington Post.

Swanson, who could announce a decision on the suit any day now, has a history of suing the Trump administration. Most recently Swanson joined several attorneys general around the country in suing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over rules regarding student loans.

Minnesota is home to approximately 6,300 DACA recipients, with more than 90 percent of the recipients living within the Twin Cities.

Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.