Even while she represents Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Washington, D.C. attorney Jamie Gorelick is still fighting the Trump White House’s immigration policies, filing a brief against administration efforts to rein in sanctuary cities.
“Recent reports detailing this chilling effect… demonstrate that, unless enjoined, the Executive Order will continue to undermine cooperation between law enforcement and immigrant communities, and continue to endanger community safety,” she wrote in a filing, in response to an executive order attempting to crack down on localities not collaborating with federal immigration enforcement.
Gorelick, who served as a deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, has been representing the first daughter and her husband on matters related to government ethics. It’s a tradition in the nation’s capital for the highest-powered players in the city to represent members of both parties, even though Gorelick’s politics diverge from those of the Trump administration.
As the Washington Post has reported, Gorelick’s actions have cost her some social capital within her own circles, as friends criticized her off the record to the newspaper.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Ivanka, Jared Lawyer Gorelick Trump On Immigration