10 Attorneys General File Brief Supporting Our Liberian Clients

Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

In African Communities Together v. Trump, our latest lawsuit against the Trump Administration on behalf of the Liberian immigrant community, ten attorneys general from across the country, including Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and California, have filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in support of our clients focusing on the irreparable harm that would result from the cancellation of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), the humanitarian program that provides life-saving immigration protection for 4000 Liberians.

The amicus brief was filed in anticipation of an emergency hearing scheduled for March 28 with Judge Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. At this hearing, Lawyers for Civil Rights will argue our motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the Trump Administration’s cancellation of DED.

Our Liberian clients have lived, worked, and raised U.S. citizen children in this country for nearly three decades, and they look forward to having a day in court to challenge the Trump Administration’s discrimination and racism.

The amicus brief is available here: