For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
June 18th 2018
Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018;

Hearings in Two Major Lawsuits Involving Trump Administration and Immigration Happening this Week

Sacramento, CA//San Francisco, CA – This week, two major lawsuits regarding the Trump Administration’s attack on immigrants will get their day in court.

On Wednesday, June 20, a U.S. District Court will hold the first hearing in the Trump Administration’s widely-criticized lawsuit (US v CA) challenging parts of three pro-immigrant laws in California, including SB-54, the so-called “Sanctuary State” law.

On Friday, June 22, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco will hold its first hearing in the lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s unlawful termination of Temporary Protected Status for more than 200,000 people living lawfully in the United States. The court will consider the government’s motion to dismiss the case.

Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said:

“In the court of public opinion, we have approached a tipping point. The entire country is uniting to condemn Trump’s grotesque policies, which have created a human rights crisis on US soil. This week, immigrants and their attorneys will have an opportunity in federal court to defend core constitutional values. I don’t doubt that we will prevail.”

Interview availability leading up to both hearings: Legal & Policy Experts (TPS & SB-54), TPS Holders & their Children (plaintiffs), Organizers & Activists