Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Penn State Law School Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael Olivas led an effort resulting in the filing of a Supreme Court amici curiae brief on behalf of 124 immigration law scholars in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP assisted with the brief. In November, the court will hear legal challenges to the Trump administration’s 2017 rescission of DACA. “By submitting this brief, amici seek to provide the Court with the benefit of their expertise and knowledge regarding the longstanding use of deferred action and other forms of prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement,” the document reads in part.
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