Cuomo Announces Federal Lawsuit Over Family Separation With 15 Other States [VIDEO]

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on CNN Tuesday he and 15 other states will sue the federal government over family separation.

“New York and 15 other states are suing the federal government today,” Cuomo said on CNN. “The president announced the zero tolerance policy April 7 with the Department of Justice. What that says is we’re arresting everyone, we’re detaining the parents. By law they can’t put children in detention facilities, therefore they had to separate the children. That started this whole chaos,” he continued.

Cuomo’s announcement comes after a Supreme Court decision that upholds President Donald Trump’s travel sanctions Tuesday.


“It’s being filed in Washington state, in New York and 15 other states, and we’re asking a federal district court to stop the federal government from this policy of separating families. Separately, what we’re asking the federal government is, to the extent you have children in states, tell the states and let the states help provide services.” (RELATED: Supremes Deal Victory For Trump, Uphold Travel Ban)

Cuomo believes the issue “violates the constitution.”

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