Amicus Brief Opposing DHS Public Charge Rule - Make the Road New York v. Cuccinelli

September 11, 2019

Advancing Justice | AAJC, AALDEF, NWLC, and pro bono counsel Crowell Moring filed an amicus brief in Make the Road New York v. Cuccinelli

The most recent attempt by the Trump Administration to exclude immigrants of color, this time by modifying the current standards for a “public charge,” viewed in light of the Administration’s anti-immigrant statements and combined with the disproportionate impact of this new regulation on immigrants of color, establishes a discriminatory intent violative of the Equal Protection Clause.

Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC), Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with pro bono counsel Crowell Moring, filed amicus briefs in public charge cases, La Clínica de la Raza v. Trump (Northern District of California),  State of California v. Department of Homeland Security (Northern District of California), State of New York v. Department of Homeland Security (Southern District of New York), and Make the Road New York v. Cuccinelli (Southern District of New York).