Firm Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of an Interfaith Coalition in Supreme Court DACA Case

June 24, 2020

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision preventing the administration from immediately rescinding the DACA program, protecting approximately 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. Before the Supreme Court, Patterson Belknap attorneys filed an amicus brief in support of the states, cities, universities, and Dreamers who challenged the administration’s actions.

Attorneys Steven Zalesin, Adeel Mangi, Michael Fresco, and Amir Badat filed a brief on behalf of an interfaith coalition comprised of 127 Religious Organizations across the country. The faith-based groups argued that the rescission of DACA would cause immediate harm to their congregations, impair their ability to carry out their missions, and place them at risk of being the targets of immigration raids due to their function as sanctuaries for immigrants.  To read that brief, please click here.