US Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

OneJustice is thrilled with the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We want to recognize our Immigration Pro Bono Network and two of our Board members who played an integral part in the outcome of the case:

Ethan Dettmer is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the team representing the six individuals DACA recipients Dulce Garcia, Miriam Gonzalez Avila, Saul Jimenez Suarez, Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza, Norma Ramirez, and Jirayut Latthivongskorn in the United States Supreme Court.

Maureen Alger is a partner at Cooley and is responsible for the management of the firm’s pro bono practice. Cooley is representing OneJustice and 46 other legal services nonprofits in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief filed in the DACA case before the Supreme Court.

In the weeks after the federal government attempted to terminate the DACA program in 2017, OneJustice’s statewide Immigration Pro Bono Network recruited hundreds of pro bono lawyers and law students in California to respond. Our Rural Justice Initiative, including the Justice Bus and the Justice Plane, has brought pro bono immigration clinics to non-urban areas of the state, and now continues its work virtually. Your incredible support made this outcome a reality – THANK YOU!  

If you are interested in joining our fight for justice for all, we invite you to become a member of our Immigration Pro Bono Network. Visit this page for more information.