WASHINGTON, DC – Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Innovation Law Lab (with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon to halt implementation of the Trump Administration’s ban for immigrants who cannot meet incredibly high, immediate and arbitrary health care standards. FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement:
“We are thankful for the efforts of the Justice Action Center, AILA and Innovation Law Lab to fight the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to slash legal immigration levels.
“This policy could bar potentially up to a stunning 375,000 people from becoming legal permanent residents every year, many of whom are immediate family members of U.S. citizens. This massive cut to legal immigration would be a huge blow to these families and their ability to contribute to our economy and reunite with their family in the United States. It also bypasses the will of the American people and of Congress, which has repeatedly rejected the Trump Administration’s attempts to make the largest cuts to our legal immigration levels in nearly a century.
“The ability for immigrants from all walks of life to be able to come to this country, to fully contribute, and to build a better life for themselves–and their family members–is one of the best aspects of what America can be. This drastic action would be a tremendous setback for our country, and we applaud those who have brought this critical suit.”