Attorney General James Continues Fight to Protect Dreamers from Trump Administration

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 23:29

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today co-led a coalition of 17 attorneys general from the around the nation in continuing the fight against the Trump Administration’s efforts to threaten Dreamers currently registered for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with deportation. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump Administration’s attempts to cancel the DACA program were unlawful, the program was supposed to resume. But, instead of continuing to process new applications, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum on July 28 by the purported acting secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, which directed DHS to make interim changes to the program — including declining to accept any new initial DACA applications — while Wolf considered whether to fully rescind DACA. In two filings made today against President Donald Trump, the DHS, the purported-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Attorney General James co-leads the coalition — like she did in the original lawsuit — in amending the original complaint and asking the court to immediately vacate the Wolf memo in a motion for partial summary judgment on the ground that it is — like the initial Trump Administration policy to rescind DACA — unlawful, and that it should never have been carried out.

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