On Monday, California authorities announced that they would be suing the Trump administration over its decision to kill a five-year-old program that shields immigrants from deportation that were brought to the U.S. as kids.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to unveil legal action against the federal government over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) on Tuesday. Becerra’s announcement comes five days after 15 blue states sued the Trump administration in a Brooklyn court over the decision to end the program next year.
Becerra said last week that he would be challenging the move in court, a move that has Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval. The California AG is one of the two dozen attorney generals that penned a letter to Trump urging him not to touch the program in July.
University of California Sues Trump
It is the second time The Golden State files a lawsuit against the Trump administration over DACA. Several days ago, the University of California sued the government arguing that rescinding DACA would violate the rights of thousands of its students. UC management thinks the move is “nothing more than an unreasoned executive whim.”
California hosts more than a quarter of DACA recipients, which means that one in four Dreamers reside in California. On Sunday, hundreds of people took to the streets of L.A. to denounce the decision. A group of protesters rallied in MacArthur Park chanting “Protect Dreamers, deport racists” or “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA.” Other held Mexican flags or signs with similar messages.
Activists underlined that Trump does not eye only kids. Thousands of families in other countries will be affected as they depend financially on Dreamers.
The peaceful protest was accompanied by a counter protest, with counter-protesters urging immigrants to do “the right thing” and leave the country. The two rival groups did not clash.
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