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Colorado's attorney general has joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protection from deportation for people who crossed the border illegally as children.
"My mom came to the United States as an immigrant after fleeing religious persecution," Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a March 21 statement. "As Attorney General, I am proud to defend our DREAMers and their right to live in the only country they've ever known as home."
When the lawsuit was originally filed in September 2017, then-Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that Colorado would join the lawsuit, but the Republican former attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, declined to put her office's resources on the case — though she allowed the governor's legal counsel to provide representation.
The case is now being heard by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.