Amicus Brief Filed to Support Challenge to Immigration Order

Skadden is counsel of record on an amicus brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York supporting petitioners challenging President Trump's January 27 executive order restricting immigration. Filed on February 16 on behalf of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, the brief focuses on issues of statutory interpretation, focusing primarily on Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act — the authority on which much of the executive order relies. The brief explains that well-established canons of statutory interpretation preclude a reading of Section 212(f) that would grant the president the far-reaching authority that the executive order endeavors to exercise.