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Hawaii District Court Grants in Part Motion to Modify Scope of Preliminary Injunction in Travel Ban Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii has granted in part the plaintiffs' motion to enforce, or, in the alternative, modify the scope of the preliminary injunction in the travel ban case. The motion came before the court in response to the Trump administration's narrow interpretation of the Supreme Court's per curiam order allowing implementation of the ban.

The order is available in full below.

Refugees

Implementing the Refugee EO: The State Department Should Consider Refugee Agency Assurances as Bona Fide Relationships

​While progress has been made in implementing the Supreme Court’s stay of lower court injunctions of President Trump’s revised refugee executive order (EO), the State Department’s current stance on refugee admissions requires further review. 

Executive Power

Hawaii Files Emergency Motion to Clarify Scope of Preliminary Injunction in Travel Ban Case

The State of Hawaii has filed an emergency motion to clarify the scope of the preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's travel ban, which was stayed in part by the Supreme Court. At issue are the government's guidelines for implementing the components of the ban against which the injunction has been stayed, which Hawaii contends are inconsistent with the scope of the Court's ruling. The ban is set to go into effect at 8pm Eastern time tonight. 

The motion is available in full below.

Executive Power

State Department Cable on Implementing Travel Ban Executive Order

Reuters has published the State Department cable providing guidance on the implementation of the administration's revised travel ban, which will go into effect pursuant to restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court at 8pm Eastern time today. The full text of the cable is available below.

Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT

Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS

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