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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...

A Travel Ban’s Foe: A Young Firebrand and Her Pro Bono Brigade

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, May 7, 2017 - "Tipped off by her Washington sources that an executive order blocking refugees was coming, Becca Heller fired off messages to her vast network of law students and pro bono lawyers: Tell any clients who already have visas to board a plane for the United...

Against the Odds, Members of a Refugee Caravan Are Let Into the US

Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones, May 12, 2017 - "Last weekend, dozens of refugees who participated in a caravan that traversed Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, presented themselves at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana and were admitted into the United States. Planned by a coalition of...

4th Circuit’s Opinion on International Refugee Assistance Project v. Donald Trump

In a 10-3 ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that President Trump’s revised Executive Order, which suspended the entry into the United States of nationals from certain Designated Countries, was unconstitutional. The Court opinion addressed the President’s...

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

Gardiner Harris, New York Times, May 26, 2017 - "Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The result could be a near...

Make America Great Again: Admit More Refugees to the U.S.

Stephen Yale-Loehr and Aaron El Sabrout, June 20, 2017 - "Today is World Refugee Day , a day to commemorate the strength, perseverance, and courage of displaced people around the world. Over 65 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced from their homes, the highest number since World War II...

Why Central American Asylum-Seekers Are Avoiding the Charlotte Immigration Court

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, July 30, 2017 - "Migrants running from gangs do not easily fit into the classic categories for asylum, which offers protection to people fearing persecution based on race, religion, nationality or politics. Yet in some courts, artful lawyers have won for people...

Refugees Fill Employment Vacuum in California Poultry Industry

Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2017 - "Refugees have increasingly become vital workers in an industry with high turnover. And the growing unrest and bloodshed in the Middle East and elsewhere have readily supplied them in places like the Central Valley. The refugee and immigrant populations...

Trump's DHS Ends Parole Program for Central American Refugee Kids

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publishing this notice to notify the public that it will no longer provide special consideration of parole for certain individuals denied refugee status in El Salvador, Guatemala, and...

Dept. of Irony: Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

Amy Held, NPR, Sept. 19, 2017 - "A welcome mat was literally rolled out for refugees resettled in the U.S. at a somewhat unexpected locale Saturday: President Trump's childhood home. In a very pointed message, international charity Oxfam invited four refugees from three countries to spend...

Trump to Cap Refugee Resettlement At 45,000, Marking All-Time Low

Willa Frej, HuffPo, Sept. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump is slashing the refugee admissions quota to 45,000 for the 2018 fiscal year, the latest in a series of moves reducing the number of refugees who can seek safety in the United States. Former President Barack Obama had raised the refugee...

Trump Slashes FY18 Refugee Numbers to 45K, Lowest Since 1980

White House, Sept. 29, 2017 - "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the "Act") (8 U.S.C. 1157), after appropriate consultations with the Congress, and consistent...

Joint Memo on Refugees, Enhanced Vetting

MEMORANDUM TO THE PRESIDENT, Oct. 23, 2017 RESUMING THE UNITED STATES REFUGEE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM WITH ENHANCED VETTING CAPABILITIES

Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities

Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities White House, Oct. 24, 2017

Status of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

State Department, Oct. 24, 2017 - "Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and implement additional...