October 5, 2017
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Filing of Amended Complaint in Lawsuit to Preserve DACA

TOP Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on...

Amended Complaint Available Here

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"The federal government has declared war on the values of tolerance and inclusion that built this state and this nation. This cruel move to rescind DACA feeds the beast of bigotry, and it will upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation.

"We cannot and we will not sit on the sidelines and watch the lives of these young people ruined. As we made clear before this decision, New York is suing to protect the 'dreamers' and the state's sovereign interest in the fair and equal application of the law. Today's amended complaint will further safeguard New Yorkers targeted by the federal government's actions, and it sends another clear message that New York will never stop fighting for the values embodied by the Lady in our Harbor.

"The federal government's action is antithetical to everything we believe as New Yorkers. As a nation, we should be moving forward, not backward, and talking about a pathway to citizenship for our friends, families and neighbors who have only ever called America their home."

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