New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll sue if President Trump rescinds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA. The program prevents those brought to the U.S. illegally as children from being deported.
“New York will do everything it can and New York will sue to stop that order from being rescinded,” Cuomo said.
Ending the program would impact about 42,000 New Yorkers. The governor said it would rip families apart, create havoc and force innocent people to live in fear.
“We won’t stand for it. We’re not going to see 40,000 New Yorkers deported for what is basically a politically motivation by Washington, which is antithetical to New York,” Cuomo said.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the so-called Dreamers are Americans in every way and pay more than $140 million in state and local taxes.
“President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program would be cruel, gratuitous, and devastating to tens of thousands of New Yorkers – and I will sue to protect them,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
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