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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. 

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Ninth Circuit Affirms in Part Preliminary Injunction Against Travel Ban in Hawaii v. Trump

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit has affirmed in part a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's revised travel ban issued by a federal district court in Hawaii v. Trump. The circuit court vacated the portions of the injunction that prevent the government from conducting internal reviews and that run against the President personally, but otherwise upheld the district court's ruling. The opinion is available in full below.

 

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The Fourth Circuit Argument on the Refugee EO: Second-Guessing the President or Safeguarding Individual Rights?

Yesterday's argument placed two opposition options before the Fourth Circuit (1) narrowly construe the President’s authority and read Trump’s comments in the worst possible light, or (2) cultivate a measure of deference.

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