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Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Biography

Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“[City of Escondido Ordinance (2006-38 R)] is unconstitutional and preempted by federal law, since the federal government exclusively is charged with enforcing immigration laws. The ordinance turns landlords into de facto cops and snitches, giving them federal law enforcement responsibilities that neither police officers nor sheriffs must bear… it will have a disproportionate adverse impact on Latinos and other minority communities, and will have the effect of segregating the city. Both these factors represent the violation of multiple state and federal laws… The California Constitution holds that non-citizens have the same property rights as citizens. The US Constitution’s contracts clause protects both parties who enter into a contract in good faith.”

“Garrett et al. v. City of Escondido,” (accessed Dec. 19, 2007)


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“About Us, Firm Overview,” (accessed Dec. 19, 2007)


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