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Washington State Sues Trump Over Refugee Ban

Here's a link to State of Washington v. Trump , filed in federal district court on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Immigrant Rights Groups File Class Action Suit Challenging Trump Administration’s “Muslim Ban”

AIC, Jan. 30, 2017 - "On January 30, 2017, the American Immigration Council, along with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and the National Immigration Project filed a nationwide, class action lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation...

CBP Posts FAQ, Stats on Refugee Ban Executive Order (Jan. 31, 2017)

CBP, Jan. 31, 2017 - "Below are the actions taken in accordance with the Executive Order signed January 27, 2017. CBP Executive Order Actions Recommended Denial of Boarding 721 Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) waivers 1,059 Visa holders granted waivers ...

Trump's Refugee Ban Could Backfire: 100+ National Security Experts

Nahal Toosi, Politico, Jan. 30, 2017 - "More than 100 former U.S. officials from both parties are urging agency heads to use their own authority to ease some of the restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants—and to urge the White House...

More Lawsuits Filed Against Trump Refugee/Travel Ban

Apple Considers Legal Options Against Trump’s Immigration Order - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 31, 2017 13 Legal Actions Challenging Trump's Immigration Executive Order - ABC News, Feb. 1, 2017 Litigation Documents & Resources Related to Trump Executive Order on Immigration - Lawfare

Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump's Executive Order

David Comp, International Higher Education Consulting Blog, Jan. 29, 2017 - "Click on organization/association or institution name to read statement. New organizations/associations and institutions being added as identified."

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Releases Report on Trump Executive Orders

HIRC, Feb. 8, 2017 - "The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic released a report today on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the...

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...

Expert: Vetting of Refugees, Immigrants a 'Balancing Act'

Rebecca Shabad, CBS News, Feb. 27, 2017 - "As the Trump administration readies a new “extreme vetting” executive order that is expected to ban people from certain countries in order to give agencies time to review U.S. vetting procedures, many experts and former officials argue that...

Trump Travel Ban 2.0 (Mar. 6, 2017)

White House, Mar. 6, 2017 - "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist...

Official Federal Register Version: Travel Ban 2.0

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Presidential Documents "Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United...

Sec. Kelly Mulls Separating Refugee Moms, Kids to Deter Migration

Dianne Solis, Melissa Repko, Dallas Morning News, Mar. 7, 2017 - "Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday in Dallas that his agency may separate Central American parents from their children after they cross the U.S. border in an attempt to curtail migration that, again, is surging past...

Wa. Attorney General: Revised Travel Ban Still Subject to Injunction

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Mar. 9, 2017 - "In documents filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s previous immigration Executive Order applies to the...

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is Denounced by 134 Foreign Policy Experts

Lara Jakes, New York Times, Mar. 11, 2017 - "More than 130 members of America’s foreign policy establishment denounced President Trump’s revised travel ban on Friday as just as damaging to the United States’ interests and reputation as his original order that halted refugees and...

As Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Turn to Refugees

CNN, Mar. 27, 2017 - "[F]or an increasing number of American-born workers, passing drug tests is a big problem. The percentage of American workers testing positive for illegal drugs has climbed steadily over the last three years to its highest level in a decade, according to Quest Diagnostics, which...