LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.

Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit, which claimed the Trump administration violated 5th Amendment rights and other laws when it rescinded the program.

“In this country, I’ve never seen a case where we tell children that we’re going to punish them for acts that they were not responsible for,” Becerra said when he made the announcement about the suit at a news conference in Sacramento Monday morning.

Trump’s action will harm the Golden State’s economy because it is home to a quarter of the 800,000 people in the DACA program, the attorney general explained.

More than 200,000 of the so-called Dreamers in California have been granted a temporary legal right to live, study and work in the U.S. under the program.

The attorney general also spoke to CBS2/KCAL9 anchors Juan Fernandez and Leyna Nguyen in the afternoon via satellite from Sacramento.

Fifteen other states and the District of Columbia filed a similar lawsuit last week.

No new applicants are accepted into the program, which will end in six months if Congress does not act.

Comments (2)
  1. Hey Demo-rats. I’m a lifelong Californian and liberal, born and raised in San Francisco. I’m for gay marriage, pro-choice. I’m happy to have a Legally diverse populations and I’m for single payer health (even though I KNOW Democrats will never enact it because you make too much money from Insurance companies)….and I am changing my party to Republican and voting for anyone but a Democrat for any office they run for due to your insistence on forcing me to pay for non citizens. How do you think CA schools might improve with 300K less illegal students? How much money would we save if several million illegal economic migrants weren’t going to Emergency rooms for care? All the emotional appeals for “the children” are crocodile tears. This state has a huge issue with unfunded liabilities (thanks to Democrats and public unions), schools that are atrocious, and some of the highest taxes in the country, and yet, you are happy to provide 12 years free education, in-state tuition, healthcare, drivers licenses, and public benefits to people that came here illegally with MY money….because you like the demographic shift and the hedge it gives you against actual democracy in California or having to compete with any alternate viewpoint. I’m really sorry about the pain the children of illegal migrants will suffer because BOTH houses of Congress have been unwilling to fix the broken immigration system for the last 40 years or so, but I am sick and tired of paying for your virtue signaling. Becerra, you’re a traitor and I hope the Feds cut all Federal funds to CA over your shenanigans.

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