California to Launch DACA Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

In the wake of ever-increasing controversy, surrounding President Trump's plans to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, California is taking steps to halt current proceedings. California adds its name to a growing list of states filing suits that charge the DACA repeal as an unconstitutional act. Led by New York and Washington, 15 other states have filed suits.
California Faces an Economical Upheaval
While the state of California might have jumped on board with previously filed lawsuits, the state's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, says unique circumstances make a separate lawsuit necessary. In repealing the DACA law, Becerra says it will force the deportation of 800,000 immigrants, seriously impacting the workforce and economy throughout the state. The California attorney general added that nowhere else in the country will be hit harder than the west coast state both in violating the due process rights of its population and in upsetting the entire economic structure.
"It’s fully lawful, it’s totally American in its values and it’s an unmitigated success for California’s economy and the country’s economy," Mr. Becerra said of the DACA law.
The California lawsuit joins states like Maine, Minnesota, and Maryland in arguing that the Trump administration's action will inevitably go back on its promise not to use information gathered for the DACA program against participants in the program.
Lawsuit is "Misguided and Premature" Says One PAC Leader
Robin Hvidston heads a group pushing for a stricter set of immigration laws and she says the lawsuit over DACA repeal is jumping the gun. As the spokesperson for We the People Rising, Hvidston says the state should wait to learn exactly what the Trump administration plans, before making assumptions that will force a lengthy court battle.
"It’s misguided and premature and a misuse of tax dollars," she says.
Robin added that the Trump administration has already paused its act to repeal DACA. The purpose of this was to give congress a chance to address the consequences of the act's repeal for the participants in the program. The Trump administration has granted a six month delay to resolve these issues. Even before President Trump moved to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, many Republican-led states have launched lawsuits of their own, demanding the repeal of the law. This suggests there may be a long court drama, before the issue over DACA is settled, one way or the other.


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