Law360: 9th Circ. Urged to Uphold Block of TPS Termination

February 07, 2019

Working on behalf of the City and County of Los Angeles among other jurisdictions across the country, O’Melveny filed an amicus brief today in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to uphold a California judge’s decision blocking the Trump administration from terminating Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from four countries.

A total of six counties and 31 cities in 20 states home to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients at risk have joined the amicus brief.

The amicus brief argues that ending the program without reason violates both the US Constitution and the Administrative procedures act: “Defendants have failed to articulate any explanation for their change of policy, much less an adequate one, and have neglected to take into account the enormous economic and social harms TPS termination will cause.”

Read O’Melveny’s press release here.