NHLP and Partners File Amicus Brief in Five Cases Opposing the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
On September 12, the National Housing Law Project along with the Food Research & Action Center, Center for Law and Social Policy, and other groups filed an amicus brief in five cases opposing the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule. The amicus brief argues that the Public Charge Rule will result in immigrants forgoing crucial public benefits that promote self-sufficiency and that by foregoing benefits, the end result will be greater housing instability, homelessness, hunger and illness. The brief was drafted and filed with the assistance of the law firm of Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP.
NHLP and partners filed the amicus brief in the following cases:
- City and County of San Francisco and County of Santa Clara v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services et al. (Case No. 4:19-cv-04717-PJH) (Northern District of California)
- State of California et al. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al. (Case No. 3:19-cv-04975-JSC) (Northern District of California)
- La Clinica de la Raza et al. v. Donald J. Trump et al. (Case No. 4:19-cv-4980-PJH) (Northern District of California)
- Make the Road New York et al. v. Ken Cuccinelli et al. (Case No. 1:19-cv-07993) (Southern District of New York)
- State of New York et al. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al. (Case No. 1:19-cv-07777) (Southern District of New York)
Update: Judge Phyllis Hamilton, who is presiding over the three cases filed in the Northern District of California, did not permit the filing of the amicus briefs in that venue. Judge Hamilton left open the possibility that the briefs could be considered at a later phase of the litigation.