Maryland joins DACA lawsuit against Trump administration
Sep 12 2017
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the son of immigrants, called the administration's recent decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, reckless and unconstitutional.
"It would not only be a travesty economically for our state, it would be a travesty for local law enforcement who have grown accustomed to having the support and cooperation of [Dreamer families] working to combat crime in the neighborhoods", Becerra said. Attorney generals for the states of Maine, Maryland and Minnesota joined California's lawsuit.
The different claim documented by 16 different states, a coalition drove by New York Attorney General A.G. Schneiderman, noticed that more than 78 percent of youngsters secured by DACA originated from Mexico.
Instead, it hones in on statements by Trump administration officials that the young immigrants in the program rob U.S.jobs from Americans and that the program led to a surge of Central American immigrants. Of the nearly 790,000 now secured, around 223,000 live in California.
"I have a great heart for the folks we're talking about, a great love for them", he said Tuesday following the DOJ announcement.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump's move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected these immigrants from deportation and gave them work permits would be "an economic travesty" for the most populous US state, which depends on immigrant labor.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the state, along with attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and ME, is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. They guarantee that completion DACA "is a climax of President Trump's oft-expressed duties regarding rebuff and defame individuals with Mexican roots".
Filed in US District Court in Northern California, the lawsuit names Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, as the defendant. Legal experts have said court challenges to Trump's decision could face an uphill battle because a president typically has wide authority in implementing immigration policy.
The majority of the difficulties encourage government courts to stop the president's request until the point when the cases can be heard and chosen. The administration will continue to renew two-year work permits for the next six months, giving Congress time to find a legislative solution for the "Dreamers".