Nessel joins brief asking for guarantee of safe conditions of immigration detention centers

Jul 12, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 20 other attorneys general from across the US to ask a court to force the federal government to keep children safe in immigration detention centers. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

This is not the first legal action Nessel’s office has gotten involved in. Nessel has joined more than two dozen lawsuits and opposition letters since she started in January. The subjects range from an opposition to the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, the telecom companies, to funding President Trump’s border wall. And she’s pulled the state out of multiple lawsuits joined by her Republican predecessor.

Critics say Nessel should stay out of federal matters. Nessel disagrees.

“So you can say, ‘well why are you joining all of these federal, national lawsuits’. Well because they impact the state of Michigan, but they also impact all of us as Americans as well.”

The most recent legal action asks a federal court to intervene in facilities housing immigrant children. The brief says media reports detail “deplorable and inhumane conditions.”