TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill today applauded the announcement by Governor Phil Murphy that New Jersey will join the lawsuit filed by 16 Attorneys General last year challenging the Trump Administration’s harmful decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Senator Gill called for former New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino to join the suit when, led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, 15 states and the District of Columbia filed the legal challenge last September:
“I am pleased that Governor Murphy is taking action in the fight to protect Dreamers by joining the lawsuit brought by 16 attorneys general against the federal government.
“The President’s harmful decision to end DACA is counter to our values in New Jersey and in this country. As a result of his decision, and the inaction in Congress, hundreds of thousands of young people with promising futures are now living in fear and uncertainty. New Jersey cannot remain silent.
“We have a responsibility to take a stand against this destructive policy and I am grateful that New Jersey, under the leadership of Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal, is joining that effort.”