On September 5th, 2017 President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Congress has six months to find a legislative solution. This promptly raised reactions throughout the country, both in support and opposition of the announcement.
15 states and the District of Columbia are now suing the Trump Administration to block the planned reversal of the program, which shields young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of New York.
States suing the administration include New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and District of Columbia. Surprisingly, California, a solidly Democratic state with a large immigrant population, is not presently listed as a state participating in the legal action. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that the state plans to file a separate lawsuit.