Tagged: Litigation

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Oct 28, 2020

Arguments Heard in HIAS v. Trump Appeal

Oct 28, 2020

Arguments Heard in HIAS v. Trump Appeal HIAS argued in federal court on Oct. 27 that an injunction against President Trump's executive order giving states and local governments the power to block the resettlement of refugees should remain in effect.

Feb 11, 2020

Lawsuit Settlement Will Help Reunite Refugee Families

Feb 11, 2020

Lawsuit Settlement Will Help Reunite Refugee Families This week the U.S. government entered into a major settlement with plaintiffs in Jewish Family Service v. Trump, which challenged in 2017 the third version of an executive order attempting to ban certain refugees from entering the United States.

Dec 21, 2017

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

Dec 21, 2017

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

HIAS Returns to Court to Challenge Muslim Ban 3.0

Oct 16, 2017

HIAS Returns to Court to Challenge Muslim Ban 3.0 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

Tracking The Refugee Ban

Jul 18, 2017

Tracking The Refugee Ban 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

DOJ Seeks Supreme Court Review in HIAS Travel Ban Challenge

Jun 05, 2017

DOJ Seeks Supreme Court Review in HIAS Travel Ban Challenge 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 4th Circuit Ruling, Muslim Ban Suffers Yet Another Legal Blow

May 25, 2017

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

After Richmond, Muslim Ban Legal Challenge Heads to Seattle

May 11, 2017

After Richmond, Muslim Ban Legal Challenge Heads to Seattle “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

HIAS v. Trump: Updates from the Courthouse

Mar 15, 2017

HIAS v. Trump: Updates from the Courthouse 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.

Mar 10, 2017

HIAS Resumes Legal Challenge of Refugee Ban

Mar 10, 2017

HIAS Resumes Legal Challenge of Refugee Ban “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.”