October 17, 2017

HONOLULU — A federal court in Hawaii has temporarily blocked President Trump’s newest Muslim ban. In another challenge, the American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations were in federal court in Maryland yesterday seeking to halt the ban.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, who was among those arguing the case in Maryland, had this reaction to today’s ruling:

“We’re glad, but not surprised, that President Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional Muslim ban has been blocked once again. Like the plaintiffs in the Hawaii case, we are working to ensure the ban never takes effect.”

The Maryland case, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and the Arab American Association of New York.

The ruling is at:
https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/hawaii-v-trump-order-granting-motion-tro

More information is at:
https://www.aclu.org/cases/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump

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