We serve as co-counsel in helping represent a D.C.-area immigration non-profit and two of its members in challenging a new Department of Homeland Security rule and three aspiring immigrants and their family members in challenging a new State Department Diversity Visa Program rule. We also serve as co-counsel to the cities of Gary and East Chicago, Indiana, to defend their “welcoming city” ordinances from a lawsuit characterized by its architects as the first salvo in a potentially nationwide effort to roll back so-called “sanctuary city” or “welcoming city” policies. In addition, we serve as co-counsel challenging Texas’s anti-sanctuary city statute, “SB4,” with a focus on the First Amendment concerns raised by the statute, and as lead counsel representing a military veteran seeking to keep his lawfully adopted daughter in the United States.

Our Work

  • 10/3/19 – Filed a brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of 80 law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination
  • 6/7/19 – Defended, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, a motion to intervene to defend the constitutionality of a federal law criminalizing female genital mutilation
  • 5/28/19 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 4/30/19 – Filed, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, a motion to intervene to defend the constitutionality of a federal law criminalizing female genital mutilation
  • 11/12/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of California’s effort to limit state and local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement
  • 10/11/18 – Filed a brief in the Third Circuit on behalf of prosecutors and law enforcement leaders in support of Philadelphia’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies
  • 9/7/18 – Filed a brief in the Second Circuit challenging retaliatory ICE deportations as violating the First Amendment
  • 8/22/18 – Filed a brief at the Summary Judgment stage on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 7/21/18 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials arguing against the termination of DACA
  • 7/5/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of prosecutors in Los Angeles’s challenge to new Anti-Sanctuary Cities stance
  • 5/18/18 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of California’s effort to limit state and local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement
  • 4/18/18 – Published an op-ed urging an end to the retaliatory enforcement of immigration law
  • 3/23/18 – Filed a brief in the district court challenging retaliatory ICE deportations as violating the First Amendment
  • 3/20/18 – Filed a Ninth Circuit brief on behalf of 63 law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination
  • 2/12/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of San Francisco and Santa Clara’s challenge to new anti-sanctuary cities stance
  • 1/29/18 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of prosecutors in Los Angeles’s challenge to new Anti-Sanctuary Cities stance
  • 1/4/18 – Filed a brief in the Seventh Circuit on behalf of prosecutors in support of Chicago’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies
  • 12/22/17 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination brought by 15 states and D.C.
  • 12/21/17 – Published an op-ed explaining why, from the perspective of on-the-ground public safety officials, federal efforts to undermine community trust in policing make us all less safe
  • 12/15/17 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination brought by Microsoft, Princeton, and a DREAMer enrolled at Princeton
  • 11/29/17 – Filed a brief at the Preliminary Injunction stage on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 11/29/17 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 10/13/17 – Serving as co-counsel in challenging Texas’s anti-sanctuary city statute, “SB4,” with a focus on the First Amendment concerns raised by the statute
  • 8/31/17 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of prosecutors in support of Chicago’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies