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Another Blow to Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii v. Trump Preliminary Injunction Modified

Hawaii v. Trump, July 13, 2017 - "[W]hen appropriately considered in the context of the June 26 order, the Government’s narrowly defined list finds no support in the careful language of the Supreme Court or even in the immigration statutes on which the Government relies. ... In sum, the Government’s...

Latest DOS Cable on 'Close Family' Reflects Hawaii Ruling

MRN: 17 STATE 73352 Date/DTG: Jul 14, 2017 / 142214Z JUL 17 From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: SOMALIA, USMISSION ROUTINE ; ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE ROUTINE E.O.: 13526 TAGS: CMGT, KPAO, PTER, KHLS, CVIS Captions: SENSITIVE Reference: A) 17 STATE 8708 B) 17 STATE 9516 C) 17 STATE 11004...

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocks DOJ from Enforcing 'Cease and Desist' Letter Against NWIRP

NWIRP v. Sessions, July 27, 2017 - "1. Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 37) is GRANTED. 2. Defendants Jefferson B. Sessions III, the United States Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Juan Osuna, and Jennifer Barnes, and all of their officers...

Court Strikes Down Louisiana Anti-Immigrant Marriage Law: Vo v. Gee

Vo v. Gee - "The unconstitutionality of Act 436 applies to all residents of the State of Louisiana, not just Mr. Vo. The scope of the preliminary injunction order applied to Plaintiff and all similarly situated U. S. citizens who are prevented from obtaining a marriage license under Act 436 (Rec...

Texas Federal Court Enjoins Key Parts of SB 4

Richard Gonzales, NPR, Aug. 30, 2017 - "Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled late Wednesday that Texas officials may not implement Senate Bill 4, a controversial measure designed to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" in that state. The law, set to go into effect on...

Judge Rules in Chicago's Favor on Sanctuary Cities, Grants Nationwide Injunction

Chicago Tribune, Sept. 15, 2017 - "In a ruling with national impact, a federal judge in Chicago on Friday blocked the Trump administration's rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get a public safety grant. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber...

CA9 Affirms Hernandez v. Sessions Class Action Injunction (Unreasonable Immigration Bonds)

Hernandez v. Sessions, Oct. 2, 2017 - "In the present case, the government appeals from the district court’s order entering a class-wide preliminary injunction in favor of Plaintiffs, a class of non-citizens in removal proceedings who are detained under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(a) in the Central...

Federal Court Enjoins DACA Revocation: Gonzalez Torres v. DHS

Gonzalez Torres v. DHS, Sept. 29, 2017 - "For the reasons set forth herein, the court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction and (1) Orders that Defendants’ May 7, 2016 revocation of Plaintiff’s DACA status is vacated and Defendants are preliminary enjoined from enforcing...

Judge Keeps Nationwide Injunction in Place in Chicago Sanctuary Cities Lawsuit

Michael Tarm, AP, Oct. 13, 2017 - "A federal judge in Chicago on Friday denied a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to lift a national freeze on a Trump administration policy that would withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that don’t agree to tougher enforcement...

'Problems Ensue' - Trump Travel Ban 3.0 Enjoined, Twice (UPDATED)

Hawaii v. Trump, Oct. 17, 2017 - "Professional athletes mirror the federal government in this respect: they operate within a set of rules, and when one among them forsakes those rules in favor of his own, problems ensue. And so it goes with EO-3. ... Ignoring the guidance afforded by the Ninth Circuit...

Court Enjoins DOD's MAVNI Block: Kirwa v. U.S. Dept. of Defense

Kirwa v. U.S. Dept. of Defense, Oct. 25, 2017 - "Plaintiffs are three non-citizens serving in the United States Army’s Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve (“Selected Reserve”) who enlisted under the United States Department of Defense’s Military Accessions Vital to the...

Army Attempting to Comply with Kirwa v. Mattis Injunction

Oct. 30, 2017 - Margaret D. Stock writes: "The Army is now attempting to comply with the Court-ordered injunction in Kirwa v. Mattis. See attached . MAVNI Reservists may want to take action immediately based on the attached memo ."

Court Permanently Enjoins Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' EO

County of Santa Clara v. Trump, Nov. 20, 2017 - "I GRANT the Counties’ motions for summary judgment on the Executive Order and permanently enjoin Section 9(a). ... The Counties have demonstrated that the Executive Order has caused and will cause them constitutional injuries by violating the...

Preliminary Injunction Granted Ordering USCIS to Grant RFRA Exemption

Olsi Vrapi writes: " Petitioner has a sincerely held belief in not compensating their ministers. USCIS approved two petitions and denied a third by same petitioner for same beneficiary. We sued them and moved for preliminary injunction. Judge granted it and ordered USCIS to reconsider the I-129...

Federal Court Enjoins Trump's Refugee Ban: Doe v. Trump

The Hill, Dec. 23, 2017 - "A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a ban on certain refugees imposed by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Jewish Family Service on Saturday. The groups had...

Judge Enjoins DACA Wind-Down: Regents v. DHS

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Jan. 10, 2018 - "In a [49-page] ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Alsup said...

Judge Blocks Deportation of Indonesians in New Hampsire (Devitri v. Cronin)

Kelly Knaub, Law360, Feb. 2, 2018 - "A Massachusetts federal judge Thursday blocked immigration officials from deporting a proposed class of 50 Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire under a now-defunct humanitarian program, saying they’re entitled to stay in the U.S. while the government...

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump DACA Shutdown: Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Feb. 13, 2018 - "A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that DACA participants...

Major DACA Victory: Court Enjoins Unlawful DACA Revocations, Nationwide Class Certified (IEIYC & Arreola v. Nielsen)

ACLU, Feb. 27, 2018 - "As part of its anti-immigrant agenda, the Trump administration has been revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grants based on unproven allegations or minor offenses that should have no effect on whether a person can protected from deportation under DACA. This policy...

Judge: Sessions Can’t Tie Grant Money to Immigration

Nathan Solis, CNS, Apr. 12, 2018 - "A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions. Los Angeles officials...

CA7 Upholds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Against Sessions - City of Chicago v. Sessions

City of Chicago v. Sessions - "This appeal is from the grant of a preliminary injunction in favor of the City of Chicago (the “City”) and against Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the Attorney General of the United States, enjoining the enforcement of two conditions imposed upon recipients...

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained immigrant child who is or has ever been in a heightened...

Court Orders Immediate Reunification of Mother, Son: Souza v. Sessions (June 28, 2018)

Preliminary Injunction Order, June 28, 2018 - "Plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction is granted. ... Continued separation of D.F., a nine year-old child, and Souza irreparably harms them both. ... this Court orders that: Defendants, their officers...

Major Victory for Asylum-Seekers; Court Enjoins Blanket Parole Denials - Damus v. Nielsen

ACLU, July 2, 2018 - " A federal court has blocked the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their countries of origin. It also ordered a case-by-case review of whether each asylum seeker in the class-action lawsuit should be released on humanitarian parole...

California Immigration Laws Partially Upheld - USA v. California

ORDER RE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, July 5, 2018 - "Before this Court is the United States of America’s (“Plaintiff” or “United States”) Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (“Motion”). Plaintiff seeks an Order...