LOS ANGELES LEADS NATIONAL COALITION IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF TO PREVENT TERMINATION OF DACA

Updated: Feb 25


LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that Los Angeles is leading a national coalition of forty U.S. cities and counties along with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors filing an amicus brief seeking to prevent the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Among those local governments joining Los Angeles in the coalition include New York, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. This litigation is of significant importance to the coalition because 49.9% of all currently active DACA recipients – more than 350,000 individuals – live in the metropolitan areas of the forty cities and counties.

Together, the coalition is urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold an existing nationwide injunction against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is currently preve