La Clínica de la Raza, et al. v. Trump, et al.

Challenge to Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule


La Clínica de la Raza, et al. v. Trump, et al.


Briefs, Memos, and Orders Filed with/Issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (from latest to earliest):

  • First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (filed 5/20/20, PDF). “Plaintiffs request that this Court hold unlawful and set aside the Regulation under the Administrative Procedure Act, the Equal Protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the FVRA, and DHS’s organic statute, and that it enter an injunction barring Defendants from implementing the Regulation.”
  • Preliminary Injunction (filed 10/11/19, PDF). “Defendants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenen as Acting Secretary of DHS, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli as Acting Director of USCIS, and Donald J. Trump, as President of the United States, are hereby enjoined from applying the Rule, in any manner, to any person residing (now or at any time following the issuance of this order) in San Francisco City or County, Santa Clara County, California, Oregon, the District of Columbia, Maine, or Pennsylvania, or to anyone who is part of a household (as defined by the Rule, 8 C.F.R. § 212.21(d)) that includes such a person. The injunction will remain in effect until a resolution of this action on the merits.”
  • Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (filed 8/16/19, PDF). “Defendants’ ’public charge’ regulation … violates the Administrative Procedure Act … and the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Regulation is squarely at odds with the language of the statute, its century-long interpretation, and Congress’s purpose in enacting the statute. It is arbitrary and capricious and motivated by animus toward non-white immigrants.”


Amicus Briefs Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California