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Dreamers Affected by Federal Judge Order Seek to Defend Their Privacy – NILC

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NILC, June 3, 2016– “The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Texas today filed a petition for writ of mandamus before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of four people impacted by a recent order issued by a federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, demanding the personal data of tens of thousands of Dreamers. The filing was instituted to protect the basic constitutional privacy rights of those who received three-year work authorization permits under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, announced in 2012.

A writ of mandamus allows impacted individuals to initiate a new action in the court of appeals to seek redress from a lower court order.

“Young immigrants fought for and won the opportunity to come forward and apply for the opportunity to contribute more fully to their communities,” said Marielena Hincapié, executive director at the National Immigration Law Center. “The district court’s order causes tens of thousands who applied for the program to live in fear that their private information—and information about their friends and families—will be used against them. They deserve a voice in the courtroom.” …

The filing is available at www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TX-v-US-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-2016-06-03.pdf and www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TX-v-US-Petitioners-Emergency-Motion-for-Stay-2016-06-03.pdf.

A recording of the press call on the filing is available at: https://soundcloud.com/nilc-nilc/nilc-press-conference-call-6316

 

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