Travel Ban

Refugee EO: Hawaii’s Response to the Government’s Request for a Stay

By Peter Margulies
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8:08 AM

Yesterday, Hawaii posted a response to the government’s request to the Supreme Court to stay Hawaii District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s injunction regarding President Trump’s Refugee Executive Order (EO). The response argues that Judge Watson was right to hold that the Supreme Court’s “bona fide relationship” standard included U.S. relatives such as grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews, as well as refugee agency assurances on resettling refugees in the U.S. (For analysis of the refugee and relatives issues, see my earlier post here.)