DC Circ. Won’t Toss Diversity Visa Applicants’ Suit

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit found Tuesday that Yemeni and Iranian immigrants may still be entitled to diversity lottery visas that they had failed to obtain after President Donald Trump’s travel ban went into effect.

The immigrants, who were barred entry into the U.S. under Trump’s ban on nationals from countries deemed to be security threats, still have a live case after a three-judge panel rejected the government's request to declare their claims moot. A lower court could order the U.S. Department of State to grant the visas despite the fact that Congress had required they be issued by the end of fiscal...

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