Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, shared with us today that there will be oral arguments in San Francisco on Monday, November 19, at 9:30 am in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, CCR’s federal lawsuit challenging the new Trump proclamation, which bars people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border if they attempt to enter outside a port of entry.
Please considering joining CCR and its legal director, Baher Azmy, for the hearing by packing the court. The arguments take place at the U.S. District Court, San Francisco, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, in Courtroom 9 of the Honorable Jon S. Tigar, located on the 19th floor. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to go through security. ID may be required.
CCR, along with its co-counsel, the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center will argue that the ban is unlawful and will ask the court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the asylum ban from going into effect.
The case was filed the day the Trump order went into effect, by grassroots organizations fighting for the rights of immigrants and refugees, including the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Al Otro Lado, Innovation Law Lab, and the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles.
CCR’s clients filed this legal challenge because the Trump administration’s actions are contrary to basic asylum, reflect the administration’s contempt for Central and Latin Americans, and will have dangerous consequences to highly vulnerable populations fleeing unspeakable violence.