International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 205 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 10/17/2017. (kns, Deputy Clerk)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
ASSISTANCE PROJECT, et al.,
Civil Action No. TDC-17-0361
DONALD J. TRUMP, et al.,
IRANIAN ALLIANCES ACROSS
BORDERS, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE PARK CHAPTER, et al.,
Civil Action No. TDC-17-2921
DONALD J. TRUMP, et al.,
EBLAL ZAKZOK, et al.,
Civil Action No. TDC-17-2969
DONALD J. TRUMP, etal.,
For the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, the Court finds that
the Plaintiffs have standing to maintain this civil action and have established that they are likely
to succeed on the merits, that they are likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of
injunctive relief, and that the balance of the equities and the public interest favor an injunction.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that:
Plaintiffs' Motions for a Preliminary Injunction, TDC-17-0361 ECF No. 205,
TDC-17-2921 ECF No. 26, TDC-17-2969 ECF No.2, are GRANTED IN PART
and DENIED IN PART.
The Motions are GRANTED as to Section 2 of Presidential Proclamation 9645
("Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry
Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety
Defendants with the exception of the President of the United States; all
officers, agents, and employees of the Executive Branch of the United States
government; and anyone acting under their authorization or direction, are
ENJOINED from enforcing Section 2 of Presidential
except with regard to:
a. Sections 2(d) and 2(f) of the Proclamation;
b. Individuals lacking a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a
person or entity in the United States, as dermed in the accompanying
This Preliminary Injunction is granted on a nationwide basis and prohibits the
of Section 2 of Presidential
9645 in all places,
including the United States, at all United States borders and ports of entry, and in
the issuance of visas, with the above exceptions, pending further orders from this
The Motion is DENIED as to the President of the United States and as to all other
provisions of Presidential Proclamation 9645.
Plaintiffs are not required to pay a security deposit.
The Court declines to stay this ruling or hold it in abeyance should an emergency
appeal of this Order be filed.
Date: October 17,2017
United States Distri
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