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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.