November 28, 2023

Mayer Brown receives National Immigration Project’s 2023 “Impact in the Courts” award


Mayer Brown received National Immigration Project’s 2023 “Impact in the Courts” award for its role as co-counsel, along with NILNLG and Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., in a case challenging the Trump administration’s illegal termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals.

The lawsuit resulted in a nationwide injunction in 2019 that halted the Trump administration’s revocation of TPS for nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the US. The government appealed the district court’s decision but President Biden later restored TPS for Haitians and other designated groups and the government settled the case.

The National Immigration Project recognized Mayer Brown for being “a leader in developing innovative approaches to pro bono work…guided by a sense of responsibility to assist the disadvantaged, to help build a more inclusive society, and to help provide equal access to justice.”

According to Mayer Brown partner Miriam Nemetz, “We are honored to receive National Immigration Project’s impact award. Cases like this one afford meaning to our careers as lawyers because they allow us to promote the even-handed application of the law and to defend the vulnerable against the arbitrary exercise of power.”

The National Immigration Project is an organization of lawyers, advocates and community members who “litigate, advocate, educate and build bridges across movements to ensure that those who bear the brunt of racist criminal and immigration systems are uplifted and supported.”


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