NEW YORK — The Justice Department is planning to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a series of executive orders on immigration, the White House announced Monday.
The move follows an executive order on immigration that Trump signed last week, which banned travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries and temporarily barred entry to residents of seven other countries.
In the lawsuit, the DOJ alleges that the executive orders violate the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.
The administration’s lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, says Trump’s executive orders infringe on a constitutional right to travel, residence, and entry into the United States.
“In this unprecedented legal challenge, the Justice Department will seek to halt, in whole or in part, the Executive Orders and to restore the constitutional rights that the Executive Branch has relied on for over three centuries to protect the United