Trinity Joins Brief Filed in Support of Dreamers

Monday, January 29, 2018

Trinity Joins Brief Filed in Support of Dreamers

Although a temporary injunction was granted on January 9 by a court in California against ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), the beneficiaries of the program (“Dreamers”) continue to live with uncertainty about their future. These individuals were brought to the United States as children and know only this country as home. They live in our neighborhoods and work at our local businesses, and they make our city a richer and more vibrant place.

In keeping with our commitment to advocating for justice and serving the most vulnerable in our neighborhood, Trinity joined 86 other religious organizations that recently filed an amicus curiae brief supporting an injunction against overturning DACA “on the basis of faith and morality, that these children and young adults must be protected.”

The brief argues that DACA is “a compassionate and appropriate response to the humanitarian crisis posed by the hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to this country as children, before they could make choices of their own….The arbitrary rescission of DACA will indelibly harm the vitality of their spiritual communities by forcing committed members of their congregations and organizations to leave the country or return to the shadows.”

Filed by the firm Patterson Belknap, the amicus brief, which is a document filed by non-litigants with a strong interest in the case, was led by the Muslim Bar Association of New York...

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