The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday in an attempt to protect those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The NAACP is suing Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Secretary Elaine Duke, among others, for taking away the promise to protect the illegal immigrants who were brought here as children, the group said in a press release.
“The NAACP, whose membership includes DACA registrants across the United States, is filing this lawsuit to protect the hundreds of thousands of Mexican, Caribbean and African immigrants who have been affected by the unlawful termination of the DACA program. Our goal is to prevent the Trump Administration from implementing the full implications of rescinding the DACA program,” said NAACP’s Deputy General Counsel Janette M. Louard.
The United States currently has 800,000 DACA recipients. The DACA program offers two-year work permits to people brought to the country illegally as children.