Governor Andrew Cuomo says the plan to rescind DACA is cruel.  

Cuomo is threatening a lawsuit, and says New York will not stand by as the lives of thousands of Dreamers are destroyed, mainly those of color.

He says the lawsuit would, quote "protect the 'dreamers' and the state's sovereign interest in the fair and equal application of the law."

The governor says the decision to end the DACA program is racially-motivated.

It's not against the white immigrants; it's against the black and the brown immigrants. Their toleration of the ignorance of the Ku Klux Klan, believe it or not, the KKK, talking about real Americans, "we're the real Americans." You're the real Americans? Unless you're a Navajo or a Sioux or an Apache, you're not a real American." said Cuomo.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued the following statement on the DACA decision:

"The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA today was cruel, immoral and un-American. It is a dark moment in our nation’s history. There are 800,000 young people, more than 40,000 of them New Yorkers, who have met the educational requirements and background checks to earn DACA and will be robbed of their opportunity to work and live without fear of deportation. Today’s announcement is a call to action for all of us to join with immigrant youth to fight for the DREAM Act and other long term legislative solutions that affirm the value and dignity of the immigrant community. And to those affected by today’s decision, I stand with you and will continue to fight with you."

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