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|September 26, 2017|
California joins DACA lawsuit against trump administration
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California has joined the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and Maine, in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA).
The four States filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California arguing that the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and federal laws when it rescinded DACA.
“One-in-four of those DACA Dreamers know California as home, and it’s no coincidence that our great state is the sixth largest economy in the world,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “And it’s important that we get this right. We will not permit Donald Trump to destroy the lives of young immigrants who make California and our country stronger. The court of public opinion has already spoken: the vast majority of Americans agree Dreamers should be here to stay,” Becerra said Monday.
Roughly 200,000 DACA grantees live in California.
Story Date: September 13, 2017