Settlement Reached Regarding Certain Individuals Found Inadmissible Due to Executive Order 13769

August 31, 2017

A settlement agreement was reached that requires the government to send letters to individuals who were found inadmissible solely due to EO 13769, withdrew their applications for admission, and have neither entered the U.S. nor sought a visa for future travel to the U.S. The agreement also requires the government to work in good faith to coordinate the processing of any application for a new visa or other travel document for any such individuals identified who wish to return to the U.S. (Darweesh v. Trump, 8/31/17)

January 28, 2017

Petitioners who were denied entry to the U.S. solely pursuant Executive Order 13769 filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in district court requesting an Emergency Stay of Removal. The same day, the court issued an order enjoining respondents from removing people with approved refugee applications, holders of valid visas, and others from countries specified in the order who are legally allowed to enter the U.S. (Darweesh v. Trump, 1/28/17)

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17012800.