I had to look around to find all of these, so here are the four federal court orders from January 28, 2017 addressing the legality of President Trump’s immigration Executive Order.
- New York order (Eastern District of NY, case no. 1:17-cv-480)
- Boston order (District of Massachusetts, case no. 17-cv-10154)
- Seattle order (Western District of Washington, case no. 2:17-cv-126)
- Alexandria, VA order (Eastern District of Virginia, case no. 1:17-cv-116)
The New York order stands out from the rest. Here what it does, but it’s short and you should just read it in full:
- It’s a preliminary order, in response to an emergency motion by the ACLU and others.
- There are two plaintiffs. According to the ACLU’s post on the order, one plaintiff “worked as interpreter for the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and, according to Brandon Friedman, a platoon leader in Iraq, saved countless U.S. service members’ lives.”
- It appears to apply nationwide.
- The judge found that there is a “strong likelihood of success in establishing” that deporting the plaintiffs would be unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses.
- The government is enjoined from deporting anyone on the basis of the Executive Order.
- The judge ordered the US Marshals to take “those actions deemed necessary” the order on the government defendants, who are President Trump, DHS, the Secretary of DHS John Kelly, the Acting Commissioner and New York Field Director of Customs and Border Protection.