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Expert: Clarification Needed on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 27, 2017 - "In agreeing to hear two cases on President Trump’s travel ban, the court introduced a new phrase to the fraught discussion of refugees and Muslim immigrants: “bona fide relationship.” Those who can show a “bona fide relationship”...

Supreme Court May Have Bolstered Rights of Foreign Nationals with Ties to the United States - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, June 27, 2017 - "While disappointing that the Supreme Court allowed the ban to apply on visa applicants with no ties with the US from the banned countries, it may have permanently bolstered the rights of visa applicants who have ties to the US to challenge visa denials, which hitherto...

June 28, 2017 DOS Cable on Travel Ban After Supreme Court Order

From Reuters : Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE 1. (SBU) Summary: On June 26...

Expert: State Department Definition of 'Close Family' for Travel Ban is Too Narrow

Carol Morello, Washington Post, June 29, 2017 - "Visitors from six predominantly Muslim nations will not be granted visas unless they have a very close family tie to someone already in the United States or an entity like a workplace or university, under new guidelines the State Department said become...

State Department, DHS Answer Questions on Travel Ban 2.0

State Department Background Briefing, June 29, 2017 DHS FAQ, June 29, 2017

Expert Predicts More Litigation Over Trump Travel Ban 2.0

Laura Jarrett and Elise Labott, CNN, June 30, 2017 - "After months of winding through the courts, the so-called "watered-down," revised version of President Donald Trump's fiercely litigated travel ban finally went into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. Less than an hour before the ban...

Hawaii Files Emergency Motion to Clarify Scope of Trump Travel Ban 2.0

Hawaii Attorney General, June 29, 2017 - "This afternoon the State of Hawaii asked federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in Hawaii v. Trump in light of Monday’s ruling from the United States Supreme Court. On Monday the United States...

AILA Practice Alert: DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban (Updated 6/30/17)

AILA Doc. No. 17012670 - "JUNE 30, 2017 ALERT (2:00PM): On June 29, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) both released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on its websites regarding the implementation of Executive Order 13780. Subsequent to the release of...

Keeping Track of Travel Ban Litigation (Lawfare Blog)

Litigation Documents & Resources Related to Trump Executive Order on Immigration - "President Donald Trump’s first executive order banning entry into the United States by immigrants and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, and his revised executive order banning...

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...

Supreme Court Issues Order in Trump v. Hawaii (July 19, 2017)

Supreme Court, July 19, 2017 - "ORDER IN PENDING CASE 16-1540 TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL. V. HAWAII, ET AL. The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees...

The Implicit and Explicit Rulings in the Trump v. IRAP Stay Decision - Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, July 25, 2017 - " On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and partially granted the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the injunction on the travel ban. The explicit ruling narrowed the scope of the injunction. The implicit ruling is more...

Halfway Through, Trump Coming Up Empty on Travel Ban

NBC News, Aug. 14, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s travel ban hits its halfway mark this week, and experts say the administration does not have much to show for it. After several court setbacks, the Supreme Court allowed the administration to reinstate most of the ban, which runs for a total...

Trump Settles First Travel Ban Lawsuit

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News, Aug. 31, 2017 - "With Supreme Court arguments heating up for October, President Donald Trump waved a white flag Thursday on the original lawsuit that sparked a nationwide rebellion to his ban on travelers from Muslim-majority nations. The settlement released Thursday...

CA9 on Travel Ban: Hawaii v. Trump (Sept. 7, 2017)

Hawaii v. Trump, Sept. 7, 2017 - "We are asked to review the district court’s modified preliminary injunction, which enjoins the Government from enforcing Executive Order 13780 against (1) grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins...

Supreme Court Stays CA9 Travel Ban Ruling...For One Day

Trump v. Hawaii, Sept. 11, 2017 - "UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case No. 17-16426, is hereby stayed with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance, pending...

Hawaii Responds in Latest Travel Ban Dispute (Sept. 12, 2017)

Amy Howe, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The state of Hawaii fired back this morning, urging the Supreme Court to stay out of the most recent skirmish in the battle over President Donald Trump’s March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel ban.” Yesterday the Trump administration went...

SCOTUS Stays CA9 Travel Ban Decision (Sept. 12, 2017)

SCOTUS Order List, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case No. 17-16426 is stayed with respect to refugees covered...

Reminder: The “Travel Ban” Expires This Morning (Probably Ending the Case, At Least for Now)

Marty Lederman, Sept. 24, 2017 - "By the time you read this, the heart of the so-called “travel ban” will probably be no more. Since June 29, the Executive branch, acting pursuant to Section 2(c) of Executive Order 13,780, has prohibited the nationals of six countries (Iran, Libya...

Travel Ban 3.0 - Presidential Proclamation (Sept. 24, 2017) - UPDATED

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 - Here are five links regarding the new travel ban: 1. The Presidential Proclamation 2. A White House Fact Sheet 3. A White House FAQ 4. A State Department Alert (with some significant typos : a) for Iran, the chart says "No nonimmigrant visas except F, M, and...

Expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr Unpacks Travel Ban 3.0

John Surico, VICE, Sept. 25, 2017 - "To make sense of the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is travel policy under Donald Trump, VICE reached out to Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration law professor at the Cornell Law School and renowned expert on the topic. Here's what he had to say....

'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...

DOS News Memo: Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (October 17, 2017)

DOS, Oct. 17, 2017 - "On October 17, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii ordered that the government not enforce or implement Sections 2(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.) titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting...

CA9 on Travel Ban: Hawaii & California v. Trump

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Nov. 13, 2017 - "A federal appeals court on Monday gave President Donald Trump temporary permission to proceed with part of the third version of his travel ban policy, but it created an exemption from the new restrictions for foreigners with U.S. ties. A Ninth Circuit...