HSPRD and the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center have filed an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court in three cases involving the Trump Administration’s attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The brief, on behalf of 80 prosecutors and law enforcement leaders around the country, argues that DACA has helped to enhance public safety by taking away the fear of removal from nearly 800,000 young individuals who are active members of their communities, and by providing work authorization and identification to a group of people who are integrated into American society. In addition to their work before the Supreme Court, HSPRD attorneys Matthew Piers, Caryn Lederer, and Chirag Badlani have authored numerous briefs in support of DACA in the U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals. The Supreme Court will hear the cases on November 12, 2019.
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