Maryland joins lawsuit against decision to end DACA

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, shows the U.S. Capitol dome at sunset on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for July. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Maryland is joining three other states in suing President Trump's administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Initiative (DACA), announced state Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday.

California, Maine and Minnesota are also suing the administration, claiming the federal government's decision is "fundamentally unfair, violating the Fifth Amendment's due process guarantee," by threatening misuse of sensitive information "provided in good faith by DACA grantees," according to a press release from Frosh's office.

The complaint is being filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Frosh is calling the action "callous and cavalier," saying "the Trump Administration will destroy the lives of many immigrants who were brought here as infants and toddlers, who love the United States of America, who pay taxes and abide by the law. In Maryland alone, there are nearly 10,000 current DACA recipients working and going to school."

He also said "ending the program would constitute a $509.4 million loss to the state's annual GDP," according to the press release. "My office will stand with and defend Maryland's DREAMers and the nearly one-million DREAMers across America."

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