Firm Files Amicus Brief on behalf of 87 Religious Organizations in Support of DACA Plaintiffs

December 22, 2017

Patterson Belknap today filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of a group of 87 American religious organizations in support of legal challenges to the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The amici argue that, on the basis of faith and morality, the children and young adults eligible for and currently receiving the benefits of DACA status (often referred to as “Dreamers”) must be protected. Amici support the plaintiffs’ motions for preliminary injunctions and address how the Government’s proposed termination of DACA would cause irreparable harm and constitute a severe detriment to the public. The Firm’s brief was co-authored with Muslim Advocates and the group of amici was led by the Muslim Bar Association of New York.

To read the full amicus curiae brief, click here.