Monday, June 26, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On @POTUS re: #MuslimBan

As we went to press, the Supreme Court came down on the side of all who have challenged the President's Ban in noting that anyone who has a connection with the United States along with refugees--there are questions with the extent of the Umbrella that refugee organizatoins are able to take advantage of--although the White House has claimed vindication.   Professor Jonathan Turley noted this earlier today in his blog:

Supreme Court

It appears that the Battle Royale over immigration is on.  The Supreme Court issued the following order: "We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in 
part." Read more of this post

The grassroots effort to continue the opposition is continuing as underscored by this guidance as this fact sheet was released by the National Iranian American Council:

  SFO & LAX Clinics UPDATE
  Supreme Court Ruling This Morning

As you may know, the Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning agreeing to hear the case challenging the Trump Administration's Muslim travel ban in the second Executive Order.  In the ruling, the Court did not allow the travel ban to apply to foreign nationals who have relationships with persons or organizations in the United States.
The Court's narrow ruling does allow implementation of the travel ban only for persons from the 6 countries named in the second executive order who do not have a relationship with any person or entity in the United States.
Pursuant to the President's June 14th memo, we believe the government will not implement the Court's ruling for 72 hours - or until Thursday morning, June 29.
The SFO Bay Area and LAX airport coalitions were in contact immediately following the Court's ruling, and we are working both within California and with the international collaboration of the the airport clinics to assess both the impact of and response to the ruling.
We will send out alerts to this email listserv as the planning takes shape and if there is a need for volunteers at the airports.
Many thanks,
The LAX and SFO Bay Area Coalition Members
Additional national information is also available from:
Points of Contact for the airports:
Contact information for passengers
LAX: Public Counsel is staffing a hotline/email for the SoCal region for arriving passengers.
Travel Delay Hotline Number: 213-201-4780
Travel Delay Email:
Council on American-Islamic Relations: +1-408-986-9874
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: +1-415-848-7711
ACLU Northern California: +1-415-621-2488
Please continue to monitor your email and our social media for updates on volunteer needs. 
Please share the Immigration Pro Bono Response Network link with your network! You can also visit our Airport Clinics page for updates on our work with families and passengers impacted by the travel ban.

What is clear is that the battle is not over by any stretch.

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