State of Hawaii v. Trump
AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (SECOND) against John F. Kelly, Rex Tillerson, Donald J. Trump, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, United States of America, filed by State of Hawaii, Ismail Elshikh. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Copy of Executive Order dated 3/6/2017, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Copy of Executive Order dated 1/27/2017, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Collection of relevant Data for Hawaii, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Tables for fiscal years 2005-2015, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Copy of table of contents and executive summary, # 6 Exhibit 6 - Copy of press release, # 7 Exhibit 7 - Copy of transcript, # 8 Exhibit 8 - Copy of Washington Post Article, # 9 Exhibit 9 - Copy of this NBC News article, # 10 Exhibit 10 - Copy of the draft DHS report, # 11 Exhibit 11 - Final version of DHS report, # 12 Exhibit 12 - Copy of NBC News article, # 13 Exhibit 13 - Copy of Dissent Channel memorandum, # 14 Exhibit 14 - Copy of DHS Q&A, # 15 Certificate of Service)(Katyal, Neal) Docket title text added on 3/9/2017 (ecs, ).
POLITICS FEB 24 2017, 9:26 PM ET
DHS Draft Report Casts Doubt on Extra Threat From
‘Travel Ban’ Nationals in U.S.
by PHIL HELSEL
A draft document by the Department of Homeland Security found that citizenship is "likely an
unreliable indicator" of terrorist activity in the United States, a conclusion that appears to undercut the
Trump administration's plan to temporarily restrict entry to the U.S. of nationals from seven
predominantly Muslim nations.
The internal document, published by The Associated Press earlier Friday, said of the 82 people who
died in or were convicted of federal terrorismrelated offenses that were inspired by foreign groups
since 2011, a little over half were nativeborn American citizens. Those identified as foreignborn
offenders were from 26 nations.
Trump cited terrorism concerns to justify the executive order that temporarily suspended entry to the
U.S. of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim nations. It has been blocked by courts, and the
Trump administration plans to roll out a new order.
White House officials called the threepage document from the DHS intelligence and analysis arm an
"incomplete document" and said it is based on "open sources" and is not the product of the best
available information. Sources said it was not sent to the White House, and is not the threat
assessment report that the president requested.
Trump's order suspended for 90 days entry to the U.S. of people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya,
Somalia, or Yemen.
The draft DHS document studied Justice Department press releases since the start of Syria's civil war
in March of 2011 to conclude that slightly more than half of the 82 identified in federal terrorism
related cases were nativeborn U.S. citizens.
Those who were foreignborn came from 26 different countries, according to the draft document. The
top seven origin countries among foreignborn offenders were Pakistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Cuba,
Ethiopia, Iraq and Uzbekistan.
Only two of those top countries are affected by Trump's order — three offenders were from Somalia
and two were from Iraq. There was one each from Iran, Sudan and Yemen during that time, and none
from Syria, according to the document. Libya was not mentioned.
The analysis of U.S. cases focused on offenses inspired by or in support of foreign terror groups. It
did not count cases where people tried to travel overseas and join terror groups, according to the
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The document also concluded that terrorist groups in three of the seven affected countries — Iraq,
Yemen and Syria — pose a threat of attacks in the United States, while groups in the other four
named countries were more regionally focused.
Homeland Security acting press secretary Gillian Christensen on Friday did not dispute the numbers,
but repeated claims by the Trump administration that the countries affected by the order had been
previously singled out over terrorism concerns.
"While DHS was asked to draft a comprehensive report on the seven countries, the document you're
referencing was commentary from open source reporting versus an official, robust document with
thorough interagency sourcing," Christensen said.
The "report does not include data from other intelligence community sources," she said. "It is clear on
its face that it is an incomplete product that fails to find evidence of terrorism by simply refusing to
look at all the available evidence."
Trump's executive order also suspended all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely suspended entry
to the U.S. of Syrian refugees. The order follows Trump's pledges of "extreme vetting."
Critics have called Trump's executive order a "Muslim ban," something Trump has denied.
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The executive order was blocked by a federal judge in Seattle on Feb. 3, and a threejudge panel of
the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate it. A senior White House source told NBC
News a new order could come down "earlytomid"next week.
"The intelligence community is combining its resources to put together a comprehensive report using
all available sources which will be driven by data and intelligence and not politics," White House
spokesman Michael Short said Friday.
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