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Official FR Version of Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Executive Order 13769 of January 27, 2017 - Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

White House: Green Card Holders Not Covered by Travel Ban (Feb. 1, 2017)

THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON February 1, 2017 MEMORANDUM TO THE ACTING SECRETARY OF STATE, THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY FROM: Donald F. McGahn II – Counsel to the President SUBJECT: Authoritative Guidance on Executive Order Entitled “Protecting...

Over 900 State Dept. Foreign Service Officers Sign Dissent Channel Memo Protesting Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban

Here's the memo . Q&A with former diplomat, NPR, Feb. 1, 2017 - "KIESLING: Terrorism has been on the landscape for over a hundred years. The United States government has been protecting the U.S. borders for even longer than that. A system has evolved. It's not a perfect system, but...

More Alternative Facts: The Orwellian Abuse of Language in Connection with Donald Trump’s Recent Executive Orders on Immigration - David Isaacson

David Isaacson, Jan. 31, 2017 - "Following an incident in which White House press secretary Sean Spicer provided false numbers regarding the size of the crowds at the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, Trump senior advisor Kellyanne Conway memorably stated on NBC’s “Meet the...

The One Clear Way to End Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban: An Act of Congress - Prof. Kari Hong

Prof. Kari Hong, Feb. 2, 2017 - "Last  weekend seemed extraordinary. In response to President Trump’s  executive order ending admission to the United States for certain citizens from seven countries   that have Muslim-majorities, America witnessed the  immediate detention of green card holders...

Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Amended: Iraqi S.I.V. Interpreters Will Be Allowed In to U.S.

New York Times, Feb. 2, 2017 - "The Trump administration amended its visa ban on Thursday to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country. ... In a statement about the change sent to The New York Times...

Wa. TRO Blocks Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Nationwide

"A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide. The Temporary Restraining Order will remain in place until U.S. District Court Senior Judge James...

Trump Ban Snags Former Norwegian Prime Minister at Dulles

Nadia Khomami, The Guardian, Feb. 3, 2017 - "A former prime minister of Norway has spoken of his shock after he was held and questioned at Washington Dulles airport because of a visit to Iran three years ago. Kjell Magne Bondevik, who served as prime minister of Norway from 1997-2000 and 2001...

Aloha! Hawaii vs. Trump

Governor of the State of Hawaii, David Y. Ige, Feb. 3, 2017 - "Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump in Hawaii federal court. The lawsuit filed today asks the court to block implementation of the January 27...

CA9 Denies Stay; TRO Blocking Trump Refugee/Travel Ban Still in Effect

State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump Ninth Circuit Case No: 17-35105 02/03/2017 Order Temporary Restraining Order 02/04/2017 Video Video recording of hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 02/04/2017 Emergency motion for stay 02/04/2017 Order...

See Up-To-The-Minute Case Developments: Wa. & Minn. v. Trump (CA9 - Updated)

The Ninth Circuit has a dedicated web page for this case. Here are the latest filings: 02/06/2017 Link to oral argument live stream 02/06/2017 Order clarifying live streaming oral argument 02/06/2017 Order re live streaming argument 02/06/2017 Anti-Defamation...

National Security Experts, Tech Giants Slam Trump Travel Ban (Amicus Briefs, Wa. & Minn. v. Trump)

National Security : "Madeleine K. Albright, Avril D. Haines, Michael V. Hayden, John F. Kerry, John E. McLaughlin, Lisa O. Monaco, Michael J. Morell, Janet A. Napolitano, Leon E. Panetta, and Susan E. Rice declare as follows : 1. We are former national security, foreign policy, and intelligence...

More Tech Giants Join Amicus Brief Against Trump Refugee/Travel Ban

Check this 9th Cir. web page daily. Feb. 7, 2017 activity below: 02/07/2017 GoDaddy, Inc. Letter Joining Technology Companies amicus motion and brief 02/07/2017 OneLogin, Inc. Letter Joining Technology Companies amicus motion and brief 02/07/2017 Technology Start...

Trump Executive Order on Refugees and Travel Ban - MPI Fact Sheet

MPI, Feb. 2017 - "On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees, pauses the overall refugee resettlement program, and temporarily bars noncitizens from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The...

CA9 Keeps Travel Ban TRO In Place; Trump Stay Request Denied (Feb. 9, 2017)

"At issue in this emergency proceeding is Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which, among other changes to immigration policies and procedures, bans for 90 days the entry into the United States of individuals from seven...

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Needs Adjusting

Greg Stohr, David Voreacos, Bloomberg News, Feb. 11, 2017 - "President Donald Trump could solve the most glaring problem a federal appeals court found with his travel ban by explicitly saying it doesn’t cover immigrants who already have a permanent right to live in the U.S. But that wouldn’t...

Another Injunction Against Trump Travel/Refugee Ban: Commonwealth of Virginia

Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, Feb. 13, 2017 - "In an opinion filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia , Judge Leonie Brinkema has now granted a preliminary injunction in the case Aziz v. Trump . The Commonwealth of Virginia had filed suit, claiming that Trump’s...

Expert: Draft Trump Executive Order Tightening H-1B Rules Sends Wrong Signal

Julie McCarthy, NPR, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Congress and the White House have targeted what is arguably the most coveted of U.S. visas: the H-1B. It's "a kind of temporary work visa that allows professionals from other countries to work in the United States for a designated U.S. employer,"...

Trump Won't Seek En Banc Review of CA9 Panel Ruling; Will Rescind and Replace Travel Ban Executive Order

From the Government's Brief filed Feb. 16, 2017 - "[T]he United States does not seek en banc review of the merits of the panel’s ruling. Rather than continuing this litigation, the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it with a new, substantially revised...

Federal Courts Block Trump Muslim/Travel Ban 2.0

Hawaii TRO here . Maryland TRO here . Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2017 - "A second federal judge issued an injunction Thursday blocking enforcement of one of the critical sections of President Trump’s revised travel ban, using Trump’s own comments against him in deciding...

Trump Seeks Tweak of H-1B Rules, Policies

White House, Apr. 17, 2017, Background Briefing on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order - "[T]his executive order will call for the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labor from abroad for the stated purpose of creating higher wages and higher employment...

Anticlimactic H-1B Executive Order

Despite detailed advance work here and here , the April 18, 2017 Executive Order ("Buy American and Hire American") is very light on substance regarding H-1B visas: "Sec. 5. Ensuring the Integrity of the Immigration System in Order to "Hire American." (a) In order to advance...

162 Tech Companies File Brief Against Trump Immigration Executive Order

TechCrunch, Apr. 19, 2017 - "Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of...

Official FR Version of "Hire American" EO, with Anticlimactic H-1B Suggestions

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 - "Sec. 5. Ensuring the Integrity of the Immigration System in Order to ‘‘Hire American.’’ (a) In order to advance the policy outlined in section 2(b)of this order, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General...

CA4 Public Advisory #2 – Real-Time Audio and Audio File of May 8, 2017, Oral Argument in No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

UNITED STATES COURT of APPEALS for the FOURTH CIRCUIT Public Advisory #2 – Real-Time Audio and Audio File of May 8, 2017, Oral Argument in No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump April 26, 2017 Case Information: Government appeal from opinion and order granting...