CA Sues Trump Over Termination of DACA Program

CA Sues Trump Over Termination of DACA Program

Following the Trump administration’s executive order rescinding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit to challenge the rescission of DACA. Joining the state of California in the lawsuit are the Attorneys General of Minnesota, Maryland, and Maine. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, argues that the executive order violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law. Becerra stated that California has a great interest in the rescission of DACA, since one quarter, or 200,000, of all DACA recipients live in California. He also cited the success and economic productivity of DACA recipients in the state as support for California’s status as the sixth greatest economy in the United States. In the lawsuit, the state argues that the order violated the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process, in that the federal government is reneging on its promise not to use the immigrants’ confidential information submitted in order to participate in DACA to deport them. The suit also alleges that the order violates the Regularly Flexibility Act, which requires the government to analyze and seek comment on the impact of the proposed changes on small businesses, many of which are owned by or employ DACA participants. Finally, the suit claims violations of the Administrative Procedure Act, in that the order failed to offer a notice and comment period for the public. Despite the ongoing debate about the fate of the DACA program, the deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. are here to help any immigrant who is detained and/or facing deportation proceedings. We have handled countless deportation defense claims on behalf of individuals who have been detained and charged with removal. We know how devastating it can be for individuals to be detained and separated from their families; even worse is the increased potential for sexual abuse while being held in immigration detention facilities. We care about you and your family, and we want to help you remain in the country. Call our office today to set up your initial consu
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