April 24, 2023 — Amicus Brief

NCLC joined an amicus brief with Public Counsel to assert that money transfer businesses are financial institutions covered by the RFPA, and therefore protect the financial records of remittance senders who rely on money transfer businesses for their transactions. The amicus brief provides the Court with background information and insight on remittances and their importance as a critical financial service for millions of immigrants in the United States.

The outcome of this case will have broad ramifications for amici’s immigrant constituencies because money transfer businesses are the primary providers of remittance services. The Court’s decision on how to define these institutions will shape the legal protections granted to amici’s immigrant constituencies.