City and County of San Francisco v. Barr; State of California v. Barr (U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit, 2019)

Immigration
Immigration

This case involves challenges to immigration enforcement-related conditions imposed by the Justice Department in FY17 on the receipt of federal public safety grants by California and San Francisco under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) program and by California under the Community Oriented Policing Services (“COPS”) program and COPS Anti-Meth Program (“CAMP”). ADL filed a brief supporting California at the district court level, in which the Court blocked implementation of DOJ’s conditions. The federal government appealed the decision. ADL’s brief at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals draws on our experience as leading trainers of law enforcement on issues of hate crimes, community policing, and extremism. ADL’s brief argues that DOJ’s conditions would undermine critical trust between police officers and immigrant communities, making immigrants more reluctant to report crimes- including hate crimes- and compromising public safety for all.