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New York Times Highlights Firm Efforts to Reunite Separated Families
November 21, 2018
The New York Times highlighted Paul, Weiss’s leadership in a court-ordered effort to find parents deported by the Trump Administration and to reunify families in an article on law firms’ intensive pro bono immigration efforts.
The article, “Why Big Law is Taking on Trump Over Immigration,” traces the firm’s path to its appointment in August to oversee a court-ordered committee tasked with assisting the roughly 400 migrant parents deported to their home countries without their children in voicing their reunification preferences. The committee was constituted in connection with a class action, Ms. L v. ICE, brought by the ACLU challenging the Trump administration’s family separation policy. The article notes that all but a handful of parents have been contacted by the Paul, Weiss team, and that the children of about 260 parents have been released, half to their home countries and half to sponsors in the United States to pursue individual immigration claims.
Some 75 Paul, Weiss lawyers have been involved in the effort. Those mentioned in the article include firm chair Brad Karp, counsel Steven Herzog, pro bono counsel Emily Goldberg and pro bono associate BJ Jensen. Others playing leading roles include associates David Marshall and Elizabeth Grossman.
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