So, there are still no information into whether President Trump will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, we know that at least two states have been threatening to sue Trump if he decides to do it.
Washington Attorney General, Bob Ferguson said that his state will press charges against President Trump if he ends the program that currently protects from deportation immigrants who are undocumented and have been brought to the country as minors and received work permits ever since.
“If President Trump follows through on his reported decision to cancel DACA after a six-month delay, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will file suit to halt this cruel and illegal policy and defend DACA recipients,” Ferguson said in a statement.
“We have been working closely with legal teams around the country, and we expect to be joined by other states in this action.”
Prior to Ferguson’s statement, New York’s governor and attorney general also said their state would sue if Trump ends the Obama-era program.
This program, which began in early 2012, has already granted deportation deferrals to a huge number of almost 800,000 immigrants.
Reportedly, the president will hold off the ending of the program for six months, as seen in numerous reports, to secure Congress time to draft a legislative solution.
The White House has said that there will make a formal announcement on the future of the program Tuesday, reports Red News Here.
The ‘sponsor and founder’ of the program, former President Barack Obama, also intends to raise his voice in case President Trump confirms his move to terminate the program. Before leaving office for good, Obama stated that he had chose his moments in which he would openly go against Trump’s policies, pointing out that terminating DACA would be among those topics.