Texas Attorney General Casey Anthony has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
The lawsuit is being watched closely by the Supreme Court, which will hear oral arguments this fall.
Anthony, a Democratic lawyer who represents many immigrant communities, said the executive order violates Texas’ own federal immigration laws and could create legal problems for state and local governments.
The executive order, which the Trump administration announced on January 28, suspends entry of refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and indefinitely blocks the entry of all refugees for 120 days.
The order also states that refugees must be treated equally under U.S. immigration law and has not provided a timeframe for how long it will remain in effect.
According to Anthony’s lawsuit, the executive orders will have a significant impact on the criminal justice system and the criminal process.
The Texas Attorney, whose office prosecutes a wide range of immigration-related cases, said it is suing in federal court because the executive actions violated the Constitution.
The attorney general’s lawsuit argues that the president’s order is an unlawful deprivation of constitutional rights and the U.K. is not immune to the effects of the order.
The federal judge in Texas has ordered the Justice Department to respond to the lawsuit.
The Justice Department has said the order is legal and that it is not aware of any other executive orders that have been challenged.