Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Suit Challenges Latest Limits on Refugees From 11 Countries

A lawsuit was filed yesterday in a Washington federal district court challenging the Oct. 24 Executive Order that resumes the admission of refugees to the United States, but with increased vetting of those from 11 countries. (See prior posting.)  The 44-page complaint (full text) in Jewish family Services of Seattle v. Trump, (WD WA, filed 11/13/2017) contends:
Refugee Ban 3.0 implements defendant Donald Trump’s and his Administration’s often repeated goal of banning Muslim refugees from the country. Of all Muslim refugees resettled in the United States in the last two fiscal years, 80% were from the nine Muslim majority countries whose nationals are subject to this most recent suspension.
HIAS issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.