So Far, Massachusetts AG Healey Mum On Potential DACA Litigation (UPDATED)

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(UPDATED 7:45 p.m. 9/5/17)

Attorney General Maura Healey, including her communications staff, did not return a message from the New Boston Post on Tuesday morning requesting comment and updates on her plan regarding DACA. Healey did however take to social media Tuesday afternoon:


BOSTON — A spokesman for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday morning that the state’s top cop has yet to file any litigation concerning President Donald Trump’s apparent plans to scrap the previous administration’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, which granted citizenship to illegal aliens who happened to enter the country prior to their 16th birthday.

On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to take the Trump administration to court over its decision to end the program, launched in 2012, via a six-month delay. 

Healey has yet to tip her hand on whether she’ll pursue similar legal action, but a scan of her social media activity indicates she deeply opposes Trump’s plan:

In one tweet, Healey vowed to protect “fight for” DACA participants, a hint that she may indeed take Trump to court over the issue: