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States Sue To Block DACA Termination, Citing Trump's 'Racial Animus'

State attorneys general also argue that the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era program violates due process rights of the immigrants by failing to protect their personal data.
Faride Cuevas, a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, talks to reporters Wednesday in Seattle as Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other DACA participants look on. / Ted S. Warren / Shutterstock.com

Several states are suing the Trump administration to block it from terminating the program protecting young immigrants known as DREAMers.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the Eastern District of New York, was brought by the attorneys general of 15 states and the District of Columbia. All are Democrats.

It follows the administration's announcement Tuesday that it would

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