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Sheehan writes: "Fifteen states and DC have launched a legal challenge against President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program."

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (photo: AP)
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (photo: AP)


Several States Sue Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

By Eleanor Sheehan, Splinter News

07 September 17

 

ifteen states and DC have launched a legal challenge against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A coalition of attorney generals representing Democratic-leaning states filed the lawsuit in New York’s Eastern District on Wednesday.

The 58-page complaint argues that Trump’s repeal of DACA is not only unconstitutional, but also entrenched in discrimination and racism (what gave that away?). Citing Trump’s habitual denigration of anyone who doesn’t look like him, particularly his disturbing characterization of all Mexicans as “rapists,” the lawsuit openly criticizes Trump’s race-baiting as a political ploy.

“The president has demonstrated a willingness to disparage Mexicans in a misguided attempt to secure support from his constituency, even when such impulses are impermissible motives for directing government policy,” the lawsuit claims. USA Today also noted that the lawsuit alleges a rescission of DACA would disrupt local economies, education, and health care systems.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has led previous legal campaigns against the Trump administration, announced the lawsuit at a rally in New York. Schneiderman described DACA’s repeal as “cruel, shortsighted, inhumane, and politically devastating” before vowing to protect the state’s some 42,000 DACA recipients.

Part of the lawsuit takes aim at the Trump administration’s access to the personal information of nearly 700,000 people who signed up for the program and who now fear their information will be used to deport them or their families without due process.

North Carolina, New Mexico, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, joined New York in filing the lawsuit.


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-4 # Depressionborn 2017-09-07 08:40
President Trump scrapped Obama’s program sparing younger illegal immigrants from deportation on the grounds that a president does not have the power to take such action by himself. He then shifted the burden to Congress by giving it a six-month deadline to “fix” the program before it would expire. Then there is a Tweet, he wrote “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA” which Obama could never accomplish. He then wrote: “If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!
 
 
+2 # elizabethblock 2017-09-07 09:40
Thank God, there are some decent people in the US.
 
 
0 # Moxa 2017-09-07 12:27
I was listening to Trump's remarks about how he "loves" the kids he's throwing under the bus. But I wonder why he would use that language if he didn't have at least a LITTLE sympathy for them. (He doesn't speak that way about others he doesn't like.) It occurred to me that the reason he's doing this is mostly because it was Obama's executive order. If it had been George Bush's executive order I'm not sure he'd be rescinding it. Which again just shows that with Trump, ego trumps everything else.
 

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