Cases & Deals

The National Immigrant Justice Center succeeds, as amicus curiae, in achieving dismissal of suit challenging Deferred Action for Childhood Immigrant Arrivals

Clients National Immigrant Justice Center

Jones Day filed an amicus curiae brief before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on behalf of the National Immigrant Justice Center in an important immigration action. The lawsuit, pursued by several Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deportation Officers and Immigration Enforcement Agents, challenged Department of Homeland Security directives granting temporary status to certain immigrants brought to the United States as children who pursued education or military service while in the United States. The amicus curiae brief urged the Court to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ claims, explaining that the Plaintiffs’ arguments were inconsistent with portions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and that the Court lacked jurisdiction to review DHS’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion in this case.

In July 2013, the Court dismissed the Plaintiffs’ claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, preserving DHS’s ability to grant temporary status to qualified individuals.

Crane, et. al. v. Napolitano, et. al., No. 3:12-cv-03247-O (N.D. Tex. July 30, 2013)