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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State has vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he cancels a program to prevent the deportation of migrants who arrived in the United States illegally as children.
The media reported that Trump had planned to announce the cancellation of the program called "Dreamers" on Tuesday, which allows hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, but decided after a meeting with his advisers yesterday at the White House Prepare a comment for the program.
According to Politeco, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions managed to persuade Trump to mandate Congress, explaining that immigration issues are up to the legislature, not the executive.
"The president's actions will turn the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only seen the United States," New York Governor Andrew Como said in a joint statement with State Attorney Eric Schneiderman.
For his part, the Attorney General of the State of Washington, Bob Ferguson, in a separate statement, threatened to take legal action available to "defend the thousands of dreamers in the state of Washington."
Many Republicans in the Republican Party warned against the suspension of the Dreamers program, which was created by a 2012 decree signed by former Democratic President Barack Obama.
The program aims to remove illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 years of illegal residence, and now includes about 800 thousand people, who were granted a two-year renewable residence permit for study or work.