International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al

Filing 178

STATUS REPORT by Daniel Coats, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, John F. Kelly, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Rex W. Tillerson, Donald J. Trump (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Garg, Arjun)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND SOUTHERN DIVISION ____________________________________ ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) DONALD TRUMP, in his official capacity ) as President of the United States, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________) INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT, et al., No. 8:17-cv-00361-TDC STATUS REPORT Pursuant to the Court’s request during the March 21, 2017 status conference to be kept advised of material developments in litigation concerning Executive Order No. 13,780, Defendants submit this status report to inform the Court of a ruling in Sarsour, et al. v. Trump, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-120 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In that case, after briefing and a hearing, the court today denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction of the Executive Order. The court’s Memorandum Opinion is attached as Exhibit A to this Status Report. Dated: March 24, 2017 Respectfully submitted, CHAD A. READLER Acting Assistant Attorney General ROD J. ROSENSTEIN United States Attorney JENNIFER D. RICKETTS Director, Federal Programs Branch 1 JOHN R. TYLER Assistant Director, Federal Programs Branch /s/ Arjun Garg ARJUN GARG (Bar No. 806537) MICHELLE R. BENNETT (Bar No. 806456) DANIEL SCHWEI (Bar No. 96100) BRAD P. ROSENBERG Trial Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 Tel: (202) 305-8613 Fax: (202) 616-8470 E-mail: Attorneys for Defendants 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on March 24, 2017, I electronically filed the foregoing Status Report using the Court’s CM/ECF system, causing a notice of filing to be served upon all counsel of record. /s/ Arjun Garg ARJUN GARG

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