State of Washington, et al., v. Trump., et al

Filing 118

Second MOTION to Amend Complaint, filed by Plaintiff State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint Second Amended, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits to Second Amended Complaint, # 3 Index of Declarations, # 4 Decl. of R. Althaibani, # 5 Decl. of S. Amin, # 6 Decl. of B. Callaghan, # 7 Decl. of S. Dadgari, # 8 Decl. of A. Elfgeeh, # 9 Decl. of N. Fallah, # 10 Decl. of H. Ghasemzadeh, # 11 Decl. of E. Hassett, # 12 Decl. of A. Mubarez, # 13 Decl. of S. Parsian, # 14 Decl. of Z. Rasouli, # 15 Decl. of A. Shayegan, # 16 Decl. of J. Sime, # 17 Decl. of R. Branon, # 18 Decl. of A. Chaudhry, # 19 Decl. of D. Eaton, # 20 Decl. of D. Heatwole, # 21 Decl. of S. Hemmati, # 22 Decl. of R. Lewin, # 23 Decl. of A. Mehrizi-Sani, # 24 Decl. of V. Rabinowitz, # 25 Decl. of J. Riedinger, # 26 Decl. of V. Shah, # 27 Decl. of J. Wasserheit, # 28 Decl. of J. Wasserheit, # 29 Decl. of J. Wood, # 30 Decl. of N. Zimpher, # 31 Decl. of S. Buell, # 32 Decl. of R. Fullerton, # 33 Decl. of P. Johnson, # 34 Decl. of A. Lavine, # 35 Decl. of D. Pashman, # 36 Decl. of M. Rosenn, # 37 Decl. of M. Saunders, # 38 Decl. of J. Simeone, # 39 Decl. of D. Soike, # 40 Decl. of S. Topiwala, # 41 Decl. of J. Truppman, # 42 Decl. of R. Zawaideh, # 43 Decl. of M. Akhtari, # 44 Decl. of M. de Leon, # 45 Decl. of R. Eskandari, # 46 Decl. of T. Johnson, # 47 Decl. of E. Scherzer, # 48 Decl. of W. Berkovitz, # 49 Decl. of D. Duea, # 50 Decl. of L. Warren, # 51 Proposed Order) Noting Date 3/31/2017, (Melody, Colleen)

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DECLARATION OF AARON LAVINE 1 The Honorable James L. Robart 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 3 4 STATE OF WASHINGTON and STATE OF MINNESOTA, 5 Plaintiffs, 6 v. 7 DONALD TRUMP, in his official 8 capacity as President of the United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 9 HOMELAND SECURITY; JOHN F. KELLY, in his official capacity as 10 Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; REX W. 11 TILLERSON, in his official capacity as Acting Secretary of State; and the 12 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 13 Defendants. 14 CITY OF ITHACA, NEW YORK DECLARATION OF IMMEDIATE AND IRREPARABLE HARM 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17-cv-00141-JLR Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746(2), I, Aaron O. Lavine, hereby declare as follows: 1. I am the City Attorney for the City of Ithaca (“City”), 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York. I have been employed in this capacity since January 2012. 2. The City of Ithaca is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State with an estimated population of approximately 30,788. 3. As the City Attorney, I advise and represent the City, including its elected officials, boards, departments, and staff, in all matters of concern to the City. 4. I have reviewed the March 6, 2017, Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and the prior Executive Order of 26 1 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271-0332 1 January 27, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States”. I 2 have personal knowledge of the matters set forth herein. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5. The City of Ithaca has long affirmed its commitment to, regardless of nationality or citizenship status, creating a climate of welcome and inclusiveness, protecting and preserving the values of democracy and freedom, and respecting the human dignity and human rights of all persons. 6. The City of Ithaca has a long history of embracing refugees fleeing persecution and violence, and, as recently as June 1, 2016, the Mayor and Common Council welcomed future refugees to join the community and reaffirmed the City’s commitment to refugees that already made their home in Ithaca. 12 13 14 15 7. Despite its relatively small size, the City of Ithaca relies both economically and socially on its foreign-born population and the free movement of academia and tourists from all parts of the world. 16 8. Seventeen percent of the City’s overall population is foreign born. 17 9. The metropolitan Ithaca area is home to three educational institutions, all of 18 19 20 21 22 which serve and accept international students and rely on the work of foreign-born teachers, researchers, and other academic professionals. 10. The largest of these institutions, Cornell University, owns 56% of the real estate within the City of Ithaca1. Based on reports provided to me by the Vice President for 23 24 25 26 1 See Bill Chaisson, Cornell Compared: Ithaca Mayor Calls Out His Alma Mater on Financial Contribution, Ithaca Times (Feb. 15, 2014), 2 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271-0332 1 University Relations, Joel M. Malina, Cornell University educates over 22,000 students 2 annually and employs nearly 10,000 people on its Ithaca campus.2 3 4 5 6 11. I have reviewed reports from Cornell University Vice President Malina indicating that 10.1% of Cornell University’s undergraduate student body is comprised of international students, and at least 40.3% of its graduate and professional students are 7 international. Over 5% of Cornell University’s faculty and 26.4% of other academic employees 8 and postdocs are international.3 9 10 11 12. Cornell University has a substantive impact on the local economy. Based on my review of reports provided by Vice President Malina, I note that Cornell maintains a payroll of nearly $800 million, and estimates $211 million in student spending and $72 million in visitor 12 13 14 spending in the metropolitan Ithaca area. By its report, Cornell University spends over $160 million in purchasing and construction projects locally, and over $12 million in contributions 15 paid to area governmental organizations, including taxes and municipal fees, and other non- 16 profits. I further note that Cornell estimates that the university draws over $300 million in 17 federal, state and corporate research funding to the local economy.4 18 19 20 21 22 13. The confusion and chilling effect of the recent Executive Orders is of great concern to the City of Ithaca. Substantial local economic benefits realized by Ithaca are dependent on Cornell University’s ability to conduct its global academic and scholarly initiatives, and its standing and reputation as an international academic institution. 23 24 25 26 2 (Cornell’s international student and staff data does not include foreign-born students and employees who are naturalized citizens or permanent residents.) 4 3 3 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271-0332 1 2 3 4 5 14. Immigrants and foreign visitors also significantly contribute to the City of Ithaca’s business and cultural community. The City’s economic dependence on the movement of international visitors and immigrants is evidenced by the City’s traveler data for the metropolitan Ithaca area. 15. 6 In preparing this declaration, I reviewed flight data provided by the Ithaca 7 Tompkins Regional Airport from 2015-2016. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport saw a 8 total of 21,140 travelers with foreign destinations or origins, comprised of 211 different 9 countries, and accounting for 11% of the airport’s travel. 10 11 16. In preparing this declaration, I reviewed tourism data provided by Peggy Coleman, Vice President of Tourism and Community Relations for the Ithaca/Tompkins 12 13 14 County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Data from 2016 indicates that over 19% of visitors to the City’s downtown visitor center reported living outside of the United States. For all visitor 15 centers within Tompkins County in 2016, 15% reported living outside the United States. Vice 16 President Coleman informed me that the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce estimates 17 that this percentage conservatively translates into 8,400 individual foreign visitors to the Ithaca 18 19 20 21 area. 17. In preparing this declaration, I reviewed information provided by Jennifer Tavares, President of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce 22 2015 traveler spending data shows that visitors to the greater Ithaca area spent approximately 23 $195,406,000 on lodging, recreation, restaurants, and other tourist amenities, constituting a 24 sizeable portion of the regional economy. In a panel discussion hosted by the Chamber on 25 March 6, 2017, President Tavares also expressed that would-be foreign tourists have contacted 26 4 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271-0332 1 the Chamber of Commerce to inform her that President Trump’s executive orders have caused 2 them to cancel plans to attend and visit Ithaca-regional events and attractions. 3 4 5 6 18. In preparing this declaration, I reviewed United States Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the Ithaca region. In 2016, the region saw the greatest payroll increases in the following three sectors: Education and health services, Professional and business services, and 7 Leisure and hospitality.5 As evidenced by the reports and data I have reviewed in preparing this 8 declaration, any or all of the payroll gains seen in these sectors may be impacted by the March 9 6, 2017 Executive Order. 10 11 19. Although already home to various refugee communities, in 2017, the City of Ithaca was poised, for the first time, to serve as a formal reception site for the arrival of 12 13 14 refugees to the United States. In preparing this declaration, I instructed my office to consult with the Program Director for Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga Immigrant Services 15 Program. The Program Director reported to us that her program was recently awarded a 16 Department of State grant to help resettle 50 refugees from Syria, among other countries, in the 17 City of Ithaca. Arrangements for the arrival of at least three refugee families were impeded as a 18 direct result of the January 2017 Executive Order.6 The Program Director advised us that the 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 March 6, 2017 Executive Order has further delayed the arrival of these families by at least four months, and that a reduction in resettlement numbers could jeopardize the status of Ithaca as a reception site, even for refugees from countries other than those named in the Executive Order. 20. By hindering the flow of international visitors and foreign born residents to and from Ithaca, the City stands to lose millions from tourism and other visitor spending, threatens 5 Jolene Almendarez, Reports: Refugee families set to arrive in Ithaca indefinitely stalled, Ithaca Voice (Jan. 31, 2017), 6 5 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271-0332

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