Featured Brief: Sineneng-Smith v. United States

This brief, filed by NIPNLG and immigration legal organizations, urges the Supreme Court to strike down a federal criminal law (8 U.S.C. § 1324) that could lead to the prosecution of attorneys who provide legal advice to undocumented individuals. The government’s interpretation of the statute in this case punishes as a felony any statement urging or persuading an undocumented noncitizen to enter or remain in the country—even legal advice from an immigration attorney, or a plea from a grandmother to her grandson not to abandon her. The brief argues that the prohibition is unconstitutionally overbroad and must be struck down. Download the brief »