Firm Authors Amicus Brief on Behalf of 140 Religious Leaders, Institutions, and Membership Organizations in Support of Immigration Activist

March 7, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the Firm filed a motion seeking leave to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 140 religious leaders, institutions, and membership organizations in support of immigration activist Ravidath Ragbir’s motion to enjoin U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) from “using its discretion to retaliate against immigration activists, or engage in viewpoint discrimination of any kind.” According to the brief, the amici, which include religious leaders from many faiths and denominations, “share an overriding interest in this case: they each treasure their First Amendment rights to follow the courage of their convictions, and to speak out when they see injustice.” The amici “view with deep concern the efforts of …ICE … to silence critics of the government’s immigration policy by seeking to detain and deport Ravidath Ragbir and likeminded activists who have been targeted because of their political advocacy on behalf of immigrant rights.”

To read the full amicus curiae brief, click here.