FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 28, 2015
Mayors’ Defense of the President’s Action on Immigration Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle
WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia — filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief with a Texas federal district court today supporting President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, citing the numerous benefits to the economy, public safety, and their cities’ residents. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) lauds the court filing by the mayors, which brings a critical voice to the legal battle initiated by politicians who are challenging the president’s authority to provide administrative relief to 4-5 million immigrants.Read more ...