Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

FAN is proud to count ourselves among the interfaith organizations involved in the filing of two amicus briefs last week that oppose the "travel ban" executive orders.

The Fourth Circuit brief addressing the “six country ban” and its impact on refugees was filed Wednesday, April 19th, and the Ninth Circuit brief addressing both the six-country ban and the refugee provisions was filed Thursday, April 20th.

The entire Fourth Circuit, sitting “en banc” (meaning all the judges, rather than a panel of three judges), will hold oral argument on the case on Monday, May 8, in Richmond, Virginia, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Ninth Circuit will hold oral argument the following week, Monday, May 15, in Seattle, Washington, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We urge our members to keep these two days in prayer. The plaintiffs in the Ninth Circuit mentioned our brief in their own written submissions to the court, which we hope may bring more attention to it.

We are very happy to bring your voices forward in these critical cases. The briefs are public documents which can be shared. Both are attached below.