International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al

Filing 179

NOTICE by HIAS, Inc., Paul Harrison, International Refugee Assistance Project, Jane Doe # 2, John Does 1 & 3, Muhammed Meteab, Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc., Ibrahim Ahmed Mohomed (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Hawaii Preliminary Injunction Order)(Keaney, Melissa)

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March 30, 2017 The Honorable Theodore D. Chuang United States District Court District of Maryland 6500 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD 20770 Re: International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump, Case No. 8:17-cv-00361-TDC Dear Judge Chuang: We write pursuant to the Court’s request during the March 21, 2017 status conference to be kept advised of material developments in litigation concerning President Trump’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order (“Executive Order”). Yesterday, a federal district court in Hawaii issued an order granting plaintiffs’ motion to convert the court’s temporary restraining order against Sections 2 and 6 of the Executive Order into a preliminary injunction. See Hawai’i v. Trump, __ F. Supp. 3d __, No. 17-cv-50, 2017 WL 1011673 (D. Haw. Mar. 30, 2017) (attached as Exhibit A) (“Order”). The Hawai’i Court’s Order preliminarily enjoins Sections 2 and 6 of the Executive Order in their entirety. Sincerely yours, /s/ Melissa Keaney Karen C. Tumlin† Nicholas Espíritu† Melissa S. Keaney† Esther Sung† National Immigration Law Center 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Tel: (213) 639-3900 Fax: (213) 639-3911 Omar C. Jadwat† Lee Gelernt† Hina Shamsi† Hugh Handeyside† Sarah L. Mehta† Spencer Amdur† American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 549-2600 Fax: (212) 549-2654 Justin B. Cox (Bar No. 17550) National Immigration Law Center 1989 College Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30317 Tel: (678) 404-9119 Fax: (213) 639-3911 David Rocah (Bar No. 27315) Deborah A. Jeon (Bar No. 06905 Sonia Kumar (Bar No. 07196) Nicholas Taichi Steiner (Bar No. 19670) American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 350 Baltimore, MD 21211 Tel: (410) 889-8555 Fax: (410) 366-7838 † Appearing pro hac vice Cecillia D. Wang† Cody H. Wofsy† American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: (415) 343-0770 Fax: (415) 395-0950 David Cole† Daniel Mach† Heather L. Weaver† American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 915 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202) 675-2330 Fax: (202) 457-0805

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