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Schneiderman Willing to Sue White House Over DACA Plan

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a press conference to announce the filing of a multi-state lawsuit to protect DACA recipients, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 08 October 2017 08:55 AM

If President Donald Trump doesn't make a deal with Democrats to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's willing to sue the White House.

"We are hopeful. The President had a meeting with Senator [Charles] Schumer and Congress member Nancy Pelosi. They discussed making a deal," Schneiderman said in an interview Sunday with John Catsimatidis on "The Cat's Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York. "We are very hopeful that there is a deal to be made."

The state is in court because it thinks Trump's motivation for calling for the program to be shut down was "improper," said Schneiderman, telling Catsimatidis that New York's DACA recipients are "good, productive citizens."

Trump said in September he planned to cut off DACA, but to give Congress six months to come up with a plan to codify the Obama-era order and protect its recipients.

There have already been some solutions proposed, including by Arizona GOP. Sen. Jeff Flake, who introduced a bill this past Thursday when he told Fox News he will provide a solution for the dreamers affected by the program while providing border security and funding for President Donald Trump's call for a wall at the Mexican border.

"We need better barriers in certain places, we need sensors, we need border roads, we need cameras," the Arizona senator told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "The president wants that. We all want that."

"We also want a solution to the DACA kids, so-called dreamers who had been here and for all intents and purposes, they consider themselves Americans," said Flake. "They don't know any other country. So if we can have a solution on border security at the same time we fix the DACA issue, that's a win, win for all of us."

Flake's proposal, the Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act, plans $1.6 billion for border fortification, while allowing Dreamers to receive conditional resident status for 10 years, as long as they meet certain employment or education terms. Eventually, they could receive a green card or even U.S. citizenship.

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