The second version of the Muslim Ban will take effect on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. Here is a quick run-down on resources, resistance efforts, and litigation.
*Resources: Here are three easy-to-understand summaries and community guidance from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Muslim Advocates and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.
*Resistance: Around the nation, various efforts are being planned to raise awareness and protest the Muslim ban. If you’re interested in organizing your event, check out this mobilization toolkit from Church World Service which contains talking points and social media messages.
March 15th| 8PM EST: Rise Stronger and Emerge USA present Muslim Ban 2.0 Q/A and Call-in (More info here)
March 16th|12PM EST: Unite Oregon invites communities to participate in a No Ban, No Wall, No Profiling rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. (More info here).
March 16th| 4PM PST|San Francisco: AROC (Arab Resource and Organizing Center) along with Bay Area groups will be protesting at the Federal Building in San Francisco (90 7th Street, San Francisco). More info here.
March 16|4 PM – 6 PM PST|Los Angeles: We are #FreeToGo: Resist Muslim Ban 2.0. Vigilant Love, SWANA-LA (Southwest Asian Northern African – LA), NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance), and the Beautiful Resistance are mobilizing at the LA downtown location of the Dept of Homeland Security. More info here.
March 16|6PM-9PM PST|San Diego: SWANA-San Diego (Southwest Asian Northern African – San Diego) is mobilizing with partner groups at the federal building. More info here.
March 16th|4:30PM-7:30PM CST|Chicago: Arab American Action Network and Chicago area groups will be rallying at 101 W. Congress Parkway, downtown Chicago (more info here)
March 18th| 4PM-7PM EST|DC: Join the DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, UNITE HERE! (Unite Here Local 23) & SURJ Northern Virginia for an emergency rally at Dulles Airport’s International Arrivals Terminal, Door 1 (more info here).
*Litigation: At the state level, Hawaii has requested a temporary restraining order of the executive order; a hearing on Hawaii’s request occurs on March 15th at 3:30 PM EST. The states of Washington and Minnesota have asked for the nationwide ban to implementation of the first executive order to be applied to the second one (Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and California have indicated that they will join this challenge).
Challenges by non-profits to the executive order are also being heard. On March 15th, a court in Maryland is hearing a challenge from groups represented by the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center. Also on March 15th, a court in Washington State will hear Ali v. Trump (represented by the American Immigration Council and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) which seeks a temporary restraining order of the executive order for people from the six countries that have sought or will seek an immigrant visa. And on March 21st, a Virginia court is hearing a challenge to the executive order brought by CAIR.