DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday criticized recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump, calling some of them unconstitutional and others "antithetical to our American values."
"All of them have ramifications for our state and our people," Dayton said in a statement. "As these and future executive orders are issued, I have instructed my cabinet to determine what impacts they will have in the lives on Minnesotans."
Dayton said he would support fellow DFLer, state Attorney General Lori Swanson, who said she is considering taking legal action against an executive order that bars temporarily immigration from some countries. Washington state's attorney general became the first to file a legal challenge of Trump's travel ban.
Dayton in his statement said "I will work with (Swanson) to defend the rights, freedoms, and constitutional guarantees of the people of Minnesota."