Chicago Files Brief In 4th Circuit Against Travel Ban
On Wednesday, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and other cities weighed in against the President’s updated immigration ban for six predominantly Muslim countries, arguing to the Fourth Circuit that lifting the injunction on the ban would hurt city economies across the country.
“Amici are profoundly opposed to the executive order, which is as misguided as it is unconstitutional,” the cities wrote in the brief. “Our cities serve as gateways for immigrants and refugees starting new lives in America. Perhaps uniquely in the world, the identity of American cities has been forged since the inception of our nation from the toil of immigrants and their embrace of the American ideal.” The city of Chicago is represented by corporation counsel and Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP attorneys.