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Texas v. Biden: Defending the Central American Minors program

Our clients are intervening in this case brought by Texas and other states so that they can defend the Central American Minors (CAM) program, which allows parents and guardians lawfully present in the United States to apply for refugee resettlement or humanitarian parole for their children and certain other family members who face danger in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Our clients

Our clients are two Central American parents in the United States hoping to reunite with their children through the CAM program. 

Our clients are intervening in this case to make sure that the CAM program will continue to exist so that they and other families like them can reunite safely in the United States. Being intervenors means that our clients are allowed to make arguments and present evidence in defense of the CAM Program, just as the federal government defendants are allowed to do.


If our clients succeed in defending the CAM program against the states’ challenge, the program will remain open to allow family reunification for children and their caretakers in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Case status

The parties are exchanging information ahead of briefing on motions to dismiss the case.

Haynes & Boone, LLP are our local counsel in this case.

Follow the Case

  • Menores Centroamericanos (CAM): Reiniciando Programa para Ciertos Solicitantes

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  • Texas Tribune: A Salvadoran woman in Texas has waited more than 20 years to reunite with her son. A lawsuit could keep them separated.

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  • U.S. District Court in Texas Allows Affected Families to Defend the Central American Minors (CAM) Program

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  • IRAP Seeks to Defend Central American Minors Program Against Texas Legal Challenge

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