The Los Angeles Times has published an article about a lawsuit the firm has filed on behalf of international student-athletes from UCLA and Loyola Marymount University seeking to join thousands of other international students that have entered the United States. These student-athletes were invited by their universities to come to the United States and qualified for entry. Unfortunately, because they are first-year students, and not returning students, they have been barred from entering the United States to fulfill their dreams of playing college sports. As background, the athletes had their certification for entry revoked due to immigration policy concerning COVID-19. A district judge was unable to grant an injunction on November 20 in a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite ruling that the athletes were being irreparably harmed by the policy. The lawsuit has moved to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on December 7, 2020, and can be found here.