Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over its continuation of the Obama-era DACA program.
Paxton filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, seeking an end to the “unconstitutional” immigration program protecting many illegals from deportation.
“The multi-state coalition lawsuit we filed today is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Paxton said at a press conference.
According to Paxton, the suit faults activist judges for preventing the Trump administration from phasing out DACA as promised.
“That means that unelected federal judges are forcing the Trump administration to leave an unlawful program in place indefinitely as legal challenges drag on,” Paxton said.
“President Trump has a duty under the Constitution to take care that the law be faithfully executed.”
Other states joining the lawsuit include Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Check out the lawsuit below:
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