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The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in the DACA Cases Could Place LGBTQ Recipients at Serious Risk

On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on three consolidated cases challenging the legality of President Trump’s decision to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which protects eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation.

Mintz Members Susan M. Finegan and Meredith M. Leary, Associate Kaitlyn A. Crowe, and Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) Glenn D. Magpantay, Esq. co-authored this article published by N.Y.U Review of Law & Social Change detailing what is at stake for DACA recipients who face removal if the policy is rescinded, particularly LGBTQ individuals who were born in Asian Pacific Island countries.

Notably, Mintz and NQAPIA filed an amicus brief in one of these cases, DHS v. Regents of the University of California, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the DACA policy. The full amicus brief is available here.


N.Y.U Review of Law & Social Change