Take Care  //  4/11/17  //  Topic Update

A Court heard argument on Friday in San Francisco’s challenge to President Trump’s “sanctuary city” executive order (ReutersImmigrationProf Blog).

  • After the arguments, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera released a statement claiming the Trump Administration had been forced “to back down.”  
  • San Francisco’s complaint can be found here.

President Trump should lift the revised entry ban and align U.S. refugee policy with his professed concern for Syrian civilians, argues Joanne Linn (ACLU).

President Trump signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to review employment immigration laws to promote “Hire American” policies (NYT).

  • This could lead to curbs on foreign workers in the United States, notes the New York Times.
  • Read background briefing on the executive order here.

Constitutional law scholars, represented by Joshua Matz of Take Care, filed a brief in the Fourth Circuit travel ban appeal, arguing that the ban violates the Establishment Clause prohibition against governmental action based on animus toward particular religions.

  • The brief can be found here.

Caroline Corbin breaks down the issue of mixed motives in the Establishment Clause context with regard to the travel ban (Just Security).

President Trump’s travel ban violates the Establishment Clause principle that government is forbidden from acting with animus toward a religious group, argues Joshua Matz for Take Care.

  • Joshua’s post breaks down an amicus brief he filed in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit travel ban cases on behalf of leading constitutional law scholars.
  • A new Quinnipiac poll shows a sharp uptick in public support for allowing Syrian refugees (Politico).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

Michael Dorf argued that litigation against the travel ban should be considered a success, regardless of the final result at the Supreme Court. A report shows that Customs and Border Protection repeatedly violated court orders issued during the first week of the travel ban litigation.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

A federal court grants an injunction requiring the Trump Administration to resume accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal applications.

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Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's recent tweets may not help the government's defense of the latest iteration of the Travel Ban.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School