Litigation

Fighting the Ban: JFS v. Trump Has its Day in Court

Dec 21, 2017

U.S. District Judge James Robart, who was one of the first judges to rule against the first executive order from January, said he would decide before Christmas whether to block the current ban on refugees.

HIAS Returns to Court to Challenge Muslim Ban 3.0

Oct 16, 2017

ACLU attorney Omar Jadwat argued that the new proclamation is the “same core policy” as the March 6 executive order barring travelers from Muslim-majority countries.

Tracking The Refugee Ban

Jul 18, 2017

The whirlwind of refugee-related executive orders, legal actions and court rulings up to this point can seem like a blur. So, how did we get here? Click to see a timeline recapping the lifespan of the refugee ban from the day it was signed through the Trump administration’s most recent appeal to the Supreme Court.

DOJ Seeks Supreme Court Review in HIAS Travel Ban Challenge

Jun 05, 2017

On Thursday, the Department of Justice formally asked the Supreme Court to intervene in our lawsuit, International Refugee Assistance Project and HIAS v. Trump. Here's what you need to know.

In 4th Circuit Ruling, Muslim Ban Suffers Yet Another Legal Blow

May 25, 2017

In a strongly worded decision, the court ruled overwhelmingly in favor of HIAS and the other plaintiffs, opting to keep the injunction issued by the lower court largely in place.

After Richmond, Muslim Ban Legal Challenge Heads to Seattle

May 11, 2017

“The first executive order was signed on Holocaust Remembrance Day. We take that personally,” HIAS VP Melanie Nezer said from the courthouse steps, just moments after the judges finished hearing arguments on the case. The next major hearing to watch is the challenge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear oral arguments on May 15.

HIAS v. Trump: Updates from the Courthouse

Mar 15, 2017

An emergency hearing was held today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, to hear a request by HIAS and others to block the revised executive order enacting President Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban. That ban is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 16, unless one of the three courts currently hearing challenges to the ban intervenes to restrain or enjoin the order.

HIAS Resumes Legal Challenge of Refugee Ban

Mar 10, 2017

“We are suing to save lives,” said HIAS Managing Attorney Liz Sweet. “If implemented, this revised Executive Order will create the same devastating consequences for tens of thousands of refugees who our government promised safety and freedom in the United States.”

HIAS Files Amicus Brief Opposing Refugee Ban

Mar 03, 2017

On Wednesday night, HIAS filed an amicus or “friend of the court” brief in this case, in support of the plaintiffs. Our brief highlights some of the individuals who have been impacted by this order, to show the specific ways in which “the Executive Order is causing needless and unjustifiable irreparable harm to vulnerable refugees and their families.”

60,000 Reasons Why We're Fighting the Muslim Ban

Feb 28, 2017

Legal challenges have suspended many parts of the Muslim ban, but our doors remain closed to some 60,000 vulnerable people seeking safety in this country. That hurts people like Eden, Sunam and Magan who have been separated from loved ones. The family reunions they had long hoped for now seem out of reach. We're challenging that in court.

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