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Seven US states sued President Donald Trump's administration to end DACA program
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Washington sources added that the lawsuit joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia had asserted that the former Obama administration overstepped its authority when it created the program, which allows individuals who were brought to the US illegally as children to remain in the country, without congressional approval.
The lawsuit said "The executive unilaterally conferred lawful presence and work authorization on otherwise unlawfully present aliens, and then the executive used that lawful-presence ‘dispensation' to unilaterally confer US citizenship". Meanwhile it calls on the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas to "immediately rescind and cancel all DACA permits currently in existence because they are unlawful", or at a minimum to block the government "from issuing or renewing DACA permits in the future, effectively phasing out the program within two years".
Further Trump, too who wants to get rid of DACA, had ordered an end to the program in September and called on Congress to pass a replacement law, though it has not been done so. Moreover Texas Democratic Party whose chairman, Gilberto Hinojosa, said Paxton's "cruel anti-immigration agenda will rip over 124,000 Texans away from their families and jeopardize our economy".