On June 1, the Trump administration formally asked the Supreme Court to review the litigation and reinstate the Muslim and refugee bans. On June 26, the Supreme Court announced they will grant the government’s cert petitions and consolidate the cases for for argument during the first session of October Term 2017. In addition, the US refugee program is suspended for 120 days unless an applicant can evidence a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States.
The June 26th Supreme Court decision can be found here.
- DHS Frequently Asked Questions on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
- Fact Sheet: Muslim Ban Cases at the Supreme Court, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Muslim Advocates, (June 30, 2017)
- Department of State cable implementing travel ban ruling: Highlights,Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, (June 29, 2017)
- Travel Ban Ruling by the Supreme Court: What Students Need to Know, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (June 27, 2017)
- Trump’s Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: What now?, Arab American Institute (June 27, 2017)
- Joint Community Advisory, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and CAIR-SFBA
- Facebook Live: Explaining the SCOTUS decision for non-advocates/organizers, Zahra Billoo (CAIR-SF)
- Practice Alert: DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Updated June 26, 2017)
- CAPAC Chair Statement on Supreme Court Announcement to Partially Reinstate Muslim Ban
- Timeline on Travel Ban Litigation, Muslim Advocates and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (Updated June 26, 2017)
- Analysis of Ruling, Shoba Wadhia; Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar & Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law (Updated June 26, 2017)
Tell Your Story:
- Amnesty International is collecting personal narratives to remind people and legislators of the human cost of this disgraceful and hateful Muslim Ban.
- Muslim Advocates is asking people to share any stories of clients, friends, or anyone you know who was subjected to a discriminatory border search. They are especially interested in learning about questioning or searches that seem to be driven by a perception of religion, race, or national origin; questioning about religious affiliation or opinions; and electronic device and social media password requests.
- Support the Dulles Justice Coalition, You can sign up to volunteer and if you are an overseas lawyer or if your firm has offices overseas that are willing to assist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Amnesty International provides a #NoBanNoWall messaging toolkit with video, graphics, posters and social media samples
- Lawyers Prepare to Defend Travelers to US at Airports by the AP (NYT)
- Trump doesn’t want Muslims in the US. That’s OK with the supreme court by Moustafa Bayoumi (The Guardian)
- With 3 Words, Supreme Court Opens a World of Uncertainty for Refugees By Miriam Jordan (NYT)
- Lawyers alone can’t save us from Trump. The Supreme Court just proved it. By Diala Shamas