Amicus Brief

City of Richmond v. Trump (Northern District of California, 2017)

At issue in this case is President Trump's executive order withholding federal funds to "sanctuary" jurisdictions. ADL filed a brief urging the court to issue an injunction, arguing that the executive order threatens to cause immediate and irreparable harm. As the largest non-governmental trainer of police on issues of hate crimes and extremism, ADL knows well the importance of building trust between law enforcement and communities they serve. By coercing jurisdictions to turn local law enforcement into de facto immigration agents, the brief argues, the executive order threatens to create an underclass of people who cannot turn to police for help, undermines community policing efforts, and makes all of us less safe.