Immigration Law

Muslim Ban / Travel Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward

ACLU, May 3, 2019

"A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to outright dismiss IRAP v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging the president’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from select Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States.

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang issued the ruling late yesterday. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and International Refugee Assistance Project are challenging the ban on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and the Arab American Association of New York.

The ruling allows the plaintiffs to continue their challenge on constitutional claims, emphasizing that the facts presented by the plaintiffs “support a conclusion that the Proclamation was issued for the illegitimate purpose of advancing fear and hatred toward Muslims and to impose a particular legal disadvantage on them." "