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Advocates Want Trump's 'Follow-To-Join' Refugee Ban Axed

Law360, New York (November 7, 2017, 8:58 PM EST) -- Immigrant advocates asked a Washington federal judge on Monday to bar the implementation of a Trump administration memo that would impose an indefinite ban on the admission of refugees’ family members, arguing that administrative agencies do not have the authority to ban “follow-to-join” refugees.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, on behalf of the Council on American Islamic Relations and other plaintiffs, told U.S. District Judge James Robart that the administration has exceeded its authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act in precluding refugees from...
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Case Information

Case Title

Doe et al v. Donald Trump, President of The United States et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


James L. Robart

Date Filed

February 7, 2017

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