US States file suit to block Trump’s DACA action

22:59  06 september  2017
22:59  06 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Eleven states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump ’ s decision to roll back the previous administration’s Deferred Action The suit will say Trump ’ s decision on DACA is arbitrary and capricious, allegations that would violate the Administrative Procedure Act.

Eleven states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday in an effort to block President Trump ’ s Tuesday decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The suit , filed in New York

States file suit to block Trump’s DACA action © Provided by The Hill States file suit to block Trump’s DACA action Eleven states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump's decision to roll back the previous administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"The president has made numerous statements on the campaign trail and in office disparaging Mexicans," Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) said in announcing the suit. "We allege the president's own statements make clear that DREAMers are being targeted based on their national origin."

Ferguson, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) spearheaded the suit. They are joined by Democratic attorneys general from Connecticut, New Mexico, Illinois, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

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Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump ' s DACA Move Prompts Tears From Calif. Siblings. Earlier this year, Ferguson sued Trump over his travel ban, which resulted in a federal judge blocking nationwide enforcement.

The letter cites the ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas that blocked the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) after Texas and other states filed suit . Donald Trump ’ s DACA Mystery: ‘We Love the Dreamers’0 comments - 13 hours ago.

In a press conference in Seattle, Wa., Ferguson (D) said the states would challenge Trump's action on four fronts.

The suit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, will allege the decision violates the Administrative Procedure Act in two different ways, while also violating the due process and equal protection clauses of the Constitution.

Ferguson said he sees similarities between the decision to roll back DACA and the Trump administration's early efforts to ban travel from six majority-Muslim countries in the Middle East. Washington state also challenged that executive order, which courts have blocked.

About four in five people covered under the DACA program are from Mexico and Central American countries.

Targeting a group of people for certain treatment because of their national origin would violate the Constitution's equal protection clause, Ferguson said.

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The letter (obtained by Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News) raises the threat of the successful lawsuit filed by 27 Republican state governments against the Obama administration’s 2014 expansions of deferred action . Frustration has been rising on the right with Trump ’ s DACA inaction.

What is President Donald Trump ’ s Plan for DACA ? Texas and other Republican-led states successfully blocked the 2014 Deferred Action for Parents of The Arizona Dream Act Coalition and individual DACA recipients in Arizona filed a suit to challenge Arizona’s changed policy in court.

"If a majority of DREAMers were caucasian, does anybody really think the president would have taken the action he took yesterday?" Ferguson asked.

The suit will say Trump's decision on DACA is arbitrary and capricious, allegations that would violate the Administrative Procedure Act. It will also claim that the administration did not properly lay out its reasoning behind canceling the program, a process claim that would also violate the act.

And if the government were to use information that DACA recipients provided when they registered for the program to enforce immigration actions, it would violate the Constitution's due process clause, the lawsuit alleges.

Democratic attorneys general have been preparing to bring legal action to save the DACA program as Trump sent signals he would cancel it. In an interview Tuesday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) told The Hill he anticipated a long fight.

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Fifteen states and the District of Columbia on sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump ' s The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of New York. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a program, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA , will end in six months to give

"We are going to court to defend DACA and to fight for these Dreamers," said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy. The states have not said what One immigrant group, the National Immigration Law Center, has already filed court papers seeking to block the Trump administration' s action by

"It's only the beginning of a long debate and a protracted legal battle," Balderas said. "Various attorneys general from across the country are preparing to defend DACA recipients. The Constitution applies [to them] as well in terms of equal protection and due process."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said it would be up to Congress to pass a fix before the program expires in six months.

"The president's DACA decision today brings us closer to a safer, fairer and legal immigration system," Sanders said. "Now that he has ended this unsustainable and unconstitutional program imposed by the previous administration, the president is calling on the men and women in Congress to fulfill their duty to the American people by truly reforming our immigration system for the good of all people."

Ferguson, whose office has sued the Trump administration 14 times in the first eight months, said he was confident the suit would succeed.

"We've beaten the Trump administration over and over again," Ferguson said. "We are careful about the lawsuits we bring. We are thoughtful about the lawsuits we bring."

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White House says will not "prejudge" any DACA legislative fix .
The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would not prejudge whether funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico must be part of any bill to address protections for children brought to the United States illegally. Marc Short, President Donald Trump's legislative affairs director, told reporters that Trump's priorities included securing the U.S. border with a physical structure. He added the White House would lay out its priorities for a fix for the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in the next couple of weeks.

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