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June 25, 2018
Firm chairman Brad Karp, alongside Gary Wingens, chairman and managing partner of Lowenstein Sandler, co-authored an Op-Ed for The New York Times on the current immigration crisis at the border with Mexico. The Op-Ed was co-signed by 32 other major U.S. law firms, who have committed to mobilizing to protect children and families harmed by the unlawful policies and to safeguard the rule of law.
In “The Law Did Not Create This Crisis, But Lawyers Will Help End it,” the authors note that President Trump’s immigration policies, in particular the President’s recent moves to detain families and prosecute those seeking asylum at the border, violate U.S. laws and international treaties to which the United States is a signatory. “We speak for a group of lawyers who lead 34 major American law firms,” the two write. “As a group, we cannot stand by as our government, under the pretext of enforcing the law, violates it and traumatizes children and their parents in the process. We are professionally obligated to safeguard the rule of law and to protect the poor and the vulnerable against targeted governmental abuses. We call upon the administration to develop an immediate plan for reunifying children with their families, to release families who pose no threat to our country and to terminate the policy of criminally prosecuting asylum seekers.”