Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the national coalition of mayors he organized with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Houston Mayor Annise Parker filed its amicus brief in Texas v United States in defense of President Obama’s executive action on immigration

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City of Los Angeles

January 26, 2015 

Garcetti Helps Lead Cross-Country Coalition of 33 Mayors Against Immigration Reform Block


LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the national coalition of mayors he organized with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Houston Mayor Annise Parker filed its amicus brief in Texas v United States in defense of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

“Our residents, economies and municipal budgets directly suffer the consequences when federal immigration reform is stalled,” Mayor Garcetti said. “Moving forward with these reforms is a human and economic imperative, and we’re united to make sure this important policy moves forward.”


This mayoral-led effort dovetails with Mayor Garcetti’s commitment to municipal action on immigration to serve local populations by augmenting federal action or coping with federal inaction, including establishing the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs within his administration.


Texas v. United States was brought by a coalition of states and governors against President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The case is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Amicus Brief Signatories:

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, California
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, New York
Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Georgia
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Maryland
Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo, New York
Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls, Rhode Island
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Illinois
Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina
Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio
Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C.
Mayor Riley Rogers of Dolton, Illinois
Mayor Pedro Segarra of Hartford, Connecticut
Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, Texas
Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City, New Jersey
Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wisconsin
Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey
Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, California
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mayor Charles Hales, on behalf of the City Council of the City of Portland, Oregon
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, Rhode Island
Mayor John Dickert of Racine, Wisconsin
Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond California
Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester, New York
Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah
Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco, California
Mayor Gary McCarthy of Schenectady, New York
Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle, Washington
Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis, Missouri
Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma, Washington
Mayor Mike Spano of Yonkers, New York


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