Visa Lottery Winners Get Partial Relief In Travel Ban Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2017, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge ordered the State Department on Friday to reserve unused so-called diversity visas until after the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the Trump administration’s travel ban on individuals from six majority-Muslim countries as part of a proposed class action suit brought by successful visa applicants.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted in part and denied in part visa applicants' request for a preliminary injunction in their suit challenging the government’s policy of denying diversity visas to individuals targeted by the travel ban, allowing them to recover the visas they had previously been awarded if the high court later finds...

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