International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al

Filing 220

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)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. TDC-17-0361 DONALD J. TRUMP, et al., Defendants. IRANIAN ALLIANCES ACROSS BORDERS, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK CHAPTER, et al., Plaintiffs, Civil Action No. TDC-17-2921 v. DONALD J. TRUMP, et al., Defendants. EBLAL ZAKZOK, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. TDC-17-2969 DONALD J. TRUMP, etal., Defendants. ORDER 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: 1. 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. 2. 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 Threats"). All 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 Proclamation 9645 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 Memorandum Opinion. 3. This Preliminary Injunction is granted on a nationwide basis and prohibits the enforcement of Section 2 of Presidential Proclamation 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 Court. 2 4. The Motion is DENIED as to the President of the United States and as to all other provisions of Presidential Proclamation 9645. 5. Plaintiffs are not required to pay a security deposit. 6. 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 THEODORED. CH United States Distri 3

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