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    US States Sue Trump Administration to Remove DACA Migration Program - Reports

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    Texas Attorney Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit in US District Court in Brownsville along with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia representatives, asking whether Obama's decision to introduce DACA without congressional approval was lawful, according to The Washington Post media outlet.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seven US states, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the administration of US President Donald Trump over its failure to remove the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) migration program introduced by the administration of former President Barack Obama, local media reported.

    Trump, in fact, opposes DACA and his administration announced in September that it would end the program in spring. However, federal judge John Bates ordered the Trump administration to resume DACA program in 90 days unless it adequately explains the decision to end the immigration program.

    READ MORE: US Judge's Order to Resume DACA Program 'Victory for Justice' — NYC Mayor

    The DACA program was organized by former President Barack Obama by an executive order in 2012 and allowed temporary residency and work privileges to the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, known as "Dreamers."

    On September 5, 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced DACA's termination with a six-month delay to allow the authorities to close pending applications and renewals, and give the US Congress a chance to pass legislation to make DACA permanent.

    Shortly after becoming a president in January of 2017, Trump signed an executive order to initiate the border wall project.


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