New York's attorney general is delivering on his promise to sue the federal government over DACA.  

Eric Schneiderman is announcing the filing of a multi-state lawsuit to protect illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents.  A coalition of 16 Attorneys General are joining in filing the suit.

Schneiderman was joined by labor unions, immigration advocates and so-called "dreamers" to announce the lawsuit.

"Immigration is the lifeblood of New York State. The Trump administration's decision to end DACA is cruel, inhumane, and devastating to the 42,000 New Yorkers who have been able to come out of the shadows and live a full life as a result of the program," said Schneiderman. "These DREAMers play by the rules. They work hard and pay taxes. America is the only home they have ever known - and they deserve to stay here and keep contributing to our state and our nation.

There are 800,000 DACA recipients in the country.

They've been protected under the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals program, rescinded on Tuesday by President Trump.

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