Lawsuits Related to Trump's Muslim Ban

Document Date: March 10, 2017

The ACLU is fighting President Trump’s Muslim ban executive order on several fronts.

Through litigation:

Darweesh v. Trump

The ACLU and partner organizations brought the first challenge to the Trump’s Muslim ban executive order. The lead plaintiffs were detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation even though they had valid visas to enter the United States. More details here.

IRAP v. Trump

We filed another federal lawsuit challenging the executive order, charging it violates the Constitution — including the First Amendment’s prohibition of government establishment of religion and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantees of equal treatment under the law — and federal laws. More details here.

State of Washington/State of Minnesota v. Trump

ACLU is amici in this case. The brief is here.

A preliminary list of cases can be found here (updates and additional cases can be found here).

Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests:

Fifty ACLU affiliates filed 18 coordinated FOIA requests with local U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices to expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban at over 55 international airports across the country, acting in violation of federal courts that ordered a stay on the ban’s implementation. More details here.

ACLU CBP FOIA Lawsuits Regarding Muslim Ban Implementation

Through Advocacy:

Coalition Request for an Emergency Hearing Before the IACHR on President Trump’s Muslim Ban and Refugee Ban

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