New York State Plans To Sue Donald Trump
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other high ranking officials from New York are planning to sue Donald Trump over DACA.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era program protects around roughly 800-thousand undocumented immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers," who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children.
Over 40,000 New Yorkers are protected under DACA, New York officials say.
“New York State will sue to protect the 'dreamers' and the state's sovereign interest in the fair and equal application of the law,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people—our neighbors, our friends, and our relatives—to live in fear.
According to the New York Attorney General’s office, “Dreamers,” pay more than $140 million in state and local taxes, are vital members to our community and have earned the right to stay in the home they have ever known.
"My job is to protect all the residents of New York -- no matter where they come from,” Attorney General Schneiderman said a statement Tuesday. “I will use every legal tool I have available to make sure they get the opportunity to live the American Dream, just like millions of New York immigrants before them.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement at the Justice Department Tuesday. There will be a six-month delay in ending DACA, allowing time to craft a legislative solution, Sessions added.
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