16 attorneys general sue President Trump over ending immigrants protection program

Kristopher Drake
September 12, 2017

In their complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY, the states claimed that rescinding DACA violated constitutional guarantees of due process and statutory administrative process mandates, resulting in economic hardships for the program's recipients and, by extension, the states where they reside.

Barring action from Congress, thousands of DACA recipients will begin losing their legal status in March. First, can Congress fix the problem? When these students have assured access to American universities and colleges, we gain access to their insights and perspectives to the enrichment of our discussion, scholarship, and research.

Now the Administration has made a decision to exclude Dreamers in our country and has set out a timeline that could end the DACA program.

"It pulled us into American society", said DACA recipient Sadhana Singh. About 800,000 people are affected.

"President Trump is courageously acting in accordance with the Constitution and living up to his campaign promise to follow the law".

The coalition filed the suit on Wednesday in a NY federal court against the decicion to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, reports Efe news. Encourage them to support legislation that will undo this heartless political act.


Opponents who saw the program as an abuse of Obama's executive power have cheered the decision, but the impending elimination has continued to spark criticism from elected officials, leaders from Missouri universities and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, which argues that Dreamers are valuable contributors to the region's workforce.

"I'm anxious about losing the House now because of this - because of DACA", Steve Bannon said in a prerecorded interview to be broadcast in full Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes", referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. If DACA isn't continued by an act of Congress within six months, the lives that those "dreamers" (as they're known) have created in the five years since the program was enacted will suddenly have the foundation removed.

Trump is navigating politically tricky waters. It also gave them the ability to work legally and get an education. At the same time, it offers them a chance to work in the country.

In rescinding DACA, President Trump asked Congress to decide on the issue within six months. Known as "Dreamers", the young people were given a reprieve from deportation and access to work permits if they arrived in the USA before age 16 and stayed in school and out of trouble.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said on Wednesday in announcing the lawsuit he is co-leading that the DACA beneficiaries deserved protection.

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