United States of America v. State of California et al

Filing 73

MOTION to INTERVENE by Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. Attorney Amdur, Spencer E. W. added. Motion Hearing set for 6/5/2018 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 6 (JAM) before District Judge John A. Mendez. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Proposed Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injuction, # 3 Proposed Motion to Dismiss, # 4 Declaration of Kathy Moore, # 5 Declaration of Angelica Salas, # 6 Proposed Order)(Amdur, Spencer) Modified on 5/7/2018 (Fabillaran, J).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SPENCER E. AMDUR (SBN 320069) CODY H. WOFSY (SBN 294179) AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: (415) 343-0770 Fax: (415) 395-0950 Email: samdur@aclu.org cwofsy@aclu.org JULIA HARUMI MASS (SBN 189649) ANGÉLICA H. SALCEDA (SBN 296152) ACLU FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: (415) 621-2493 Fax: (415) 255-8437 Email: jmass@aclunc.org asalceda@aclunc.org JESSICA KARP BANSAL (SBN 277347) NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK 674 S. La Fayette Park Place Los Angeles, CA 90057 Tel: (213) 380-2214 Fax: (213) 380-2787 Email: jbansal@ndlon.org MICHAEL KAUFMAN (SBN 254575) JENNIFER PASQUARELLA (SBN 263241) ACLU FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1313 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 Tel: (213) 977-5232 Fax: (213) 977-5297 Email: mkaufman@aclusocal.org jpasquarella@aclusocal.org Attorneys for Intervenor-Defendants Additional counsel on next page 13 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 14 15 16 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff, v. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA; EDMUND GERALD BROWN JR., Governor of California, in his official capacity; and XAVIER BECERRA, Attorney General of California, in his official capacity, Defendants. Case No. 2:18-cv-00490-JAM-KJN Hon. John A. Mendez [PROPOSED] MOTION TO DISMISS OF THE CALIFORNIA PARTNERSHIP TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 OMAR C. JADWAT* LEE GELERNT* MAHRAH TAUFIQUE* AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 125 Broad St., 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 549-2660 Fax: (212) 549-2654 Email: ojadwat@aclu.org lgelernt@aclu.org irp_mt@aclu.org 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ANGELA CHAN (SBN 250138) ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS 55 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94404 Tel: (415) 848-7719 Fax: (415) 896-1702 Email: angelac@advancingjustice-alc.org BARDIS VAKILI (SBN 247783) ACLU FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL COUNTIES P.O. Box 87131 San Diego, CA 92138-7131 Tel: (619) 398-4485 Email: bvakili@aclusandiego.org 18 19 *pro hac vice application forthcoming 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Proposed Motion to Dismiss by the Partnership and CHIRLA i 1 2 3 Intervenor-Defendants hereby move to dismiss the United States’ claims against the California Values Act pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). This motion incorporates by reference the arguments made in Intervenors-Defendants’ Opposition to the 4 United States’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction. See Order, ECF No. 71, at 1-2 (directing the 5 6 7 8 9 10 parties to “incorporate by reference arguments made in their briefs rather than repeat the same argument in separate briefs”). Intervenor-Defendants are two statewide organizations that serve immigrants and their communities in California. The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (“Partnership”) is a non-profit association of individuals and groups committed to ending all 11 12 forms of domestic violence; its members include individual survivors, non-profit shelters, legal 13 service providers, and local government agencies, which serve a large number of immigrant 14 clients. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (“CHIRLA”) is a non-profit organization 15 that supports immigrant communities using civic engagement, education, legal services, 16 organizing, and policy advocacy; its members include thousands of immigrants, mixed-status 17 families, and their neighbors, friends, and allies. Intervenor-Defendants have moved to intervene 18 19 20 21 22 23 to defend the Values Act, which was enacted to protect their members and clients, and which they devoted considerable resources to support. See Mot. to Intervene. The challenged Values Act provisions limit the amount of assistance the State of California will provide to federal immigration officials. In particular, they provide that California law enforcement agencies generally will not transfer custody of noncitizen residents to 24 25 26 the Department of Homeland Security or facilitate immigration arrests by sharing people’s release dates or addresses. Cal. Gov’t Code § 7284.6(a)(1)(C)-(D), (a)(4). The Act contains a 27 number of exceptions for people who have been convicted of or charged with an enumerated list 28 of crimes. Id. § 7282.5(a)-(b). Proposed Motion to Dismiss by the Partnership and CHIRLA 1 1 The United States alleges that these provisions are expressly preempted by 8 U.S.C. 2 § 1373, are impliedly preempted as an obstacle to federal immigration enforcement, and violate 3 the intergovernmental immunity doctrine. Compl., ECF No. 1, at 13-17. As explained in 4 Intervenor-Defendants’ Opposition to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed herewith, each 5 6 of the federal government’s theories fails to state a claim. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6). 7 Congress may not prevent a State from declining to help administer a federal program. PI Opp., 8 Part I.A. That principle by itself dooms all of the government’s claims against the Values Act. 9 Id., Part I.B, I.E. Nor has Congress tried to preempt the Values Act in § 1373, which only 10 prohibits restrictions on sharing information about citizenship and immigration status, not release 11 12 dates and addresses. Id., Part I.C. Even if preemption were possible, Congress cannot impliedly 13 preempt the Values Act, because intrusions into States’ fundamental sovereign decisions require 14 unmistakably clear textual statements. Id., Part I.D.1. And even were that not so, Congress has 15 shown no intention to impliedly preempt the Values Act, but instead has ensured that States 16 remain free to structure their own participation in the federal immigration scheme. Id., Part 17 I.D.2. 18 19 Accordingly, because the United States has not stated any valid legal theories against the 20 Values Act, the Court should dismiss those claims. 21 Dated: May 4, 2018 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Julia Harumi Mass (SBN 189649) Angelica H. Salceda (SBN 296152) ACLU FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 621-2493 jmass@aclunc.org asalceda@aclunc.org Proposed Motion to Dismiss by the Partnership and CHIRLA Respectfully submitted, /s/ Spencer E. Amdur Spencer E. Amdur (SBN 320069) Cody H. Wofsy (SBN 294179) AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 343-0770 samdur@aclu.org cwofsy@aclu.org 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Jessica Karp Bansal (SBN 277347) NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK 674 S. La Fayette Park Place Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213) 380-2214 jbansal@ndlon.org Angela Chan (SBN 250138) ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS 55 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94404 (415) 848-7719 angelac@advancingjustice-alc.org Bardis Vakili (SBN 247783) ACLU FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL COUNTIES P.O. Box 87131 San Diego, CA 92138-7131 (619) 398-4485 bvakili@aclusandiego.org Michael Kaufman (SBN 254575) Jennifer Pasquarella (SBN 263241) ACLU FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1313 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 977-5232 mkaufman@aclusocal.org jpasquarella@aclusocal.org Omar C. Jadwat* Lee Gelernt* Mahrah Taufique* AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 (212) 549-2660 ojadwat@aclu.org lgelernt@aclu.org irp_mt@aclu.org Counsel for Intervenor-Defendants *pro hac vice application forthcoming 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Proposed Motion to Dismiss by the Partnership and CHIRLA 3

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