Case: P.K. v. Tillerson

1:17-cv-01533 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2017

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Case Summary

A group of diversity visa lottery winners and their family members filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on August 3, 2017. The defendants included the US Secretary of State and consular officials. The plaintiffs were represented by the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, and private counsel. The plaintiffs challenged the State Department’s practice of denying immigrant visas to diversity lottery winners from cou…

A group of diversity visa lottery winners and their family members filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on August 3, 2017. The defendants included the US Secretary of State and consular officials. The plaintiffs were represented by the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, and private counsel. The plaintiffs challenged the State Department’s practice of denying immigrant visas to diversity lottery winners from countries affected by President Trump's March 6 Executive Order (EO-2). EO-2 was the second iteration of four 2017 executive orders issued by President Trump that placed restrictions on travelers from numerous majority Muslim countries into the U.S. These orders spurred numerous lawsuits, many of which can be found in this collection. The case was assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan.

The Diversity Visa Program awards visas to nationals from countries that have historically sent low numbers of immigrants to the United States. On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that barred entry to nationals from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Litigation ensued immediately, and the lower courts initially enjoined the government from implementing the order (see IRAP v. Trump and Hawaii v. Trump). But on June 26, 2017, in IRAP, the Supreme Court stayed the nationwide injunctions and allowed the order to become effective, except as it applied to immigrants who could establish a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." 137 S.Ct. 2080.

The plaintiffs were nationals from countries affected by EO-2 who had been selected as diversity visa lottery winners for the 2017 fiscal year (FY2017) but could not establish a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. By statute, the State Department was required to issue visas to the 2017 winners by September 30; winners whose visas were not issued by that deadline lost their slots in the program. In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that "nevertheless, the State Department has adopted a policy directing consular officials to deny diversity visas to nationals from the countries barred from entry by the Executive Order." The complaint presented two main arguments. First, the plaintiffs alleged that the State Department’s practice violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and "statutes and regulations requiring the issuance of immigrant visas to diversity visa lottery winners who are statutorily eligible." Second, the practice allegedly conflated the travel ban’s prohibition on entry to the US for nationals from the targeted countries (originally set to expire in September 2017) with a total ban on the issuance of visas to individuals from these countries including visas issued pursuant to the diversity program. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as a writ of mandamus requiring consular officials to issue plaintiffs' immigrant visas. Alternatively, the plaintiffs requested that the court order the State Department to reserve any unused FY2017 visa numbers for processing following any decision by the Supreme Court in IRAP. The same day that they filed their original complaint, the plaintiffs requested class certification.

On August 18, 2017, the government responded to the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction (filed the same day as the original complaint). The State Department argued that plaintiffs' claims were precluded by the Supreme Court's stay in IRAP, which allowed the government to implement the EO.

The plaintiffs filed both an amended petition for a writ of mandamus and an amended complaint on September 22, 2017. The amended complaint added eight plaintiffs.

Judge Chutkan issued an order granting in part and denying in part plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction and writ of mandamus on September 29, 2017. Judge Chutkan agreed with the government that the Supreme Court's June 26 decision in IRAP precluded the district court from issuing a preliminary injunction. However, the court did grant the plaintiffs' alternative request for relief. Consequently, the court ordered the State Department to report the number of unused visas for FY2017 by October 15, 2017, and to hold those visas for the plaintiffs in the event that the Supreme Court struck down EO-2. 302 F. Supp. 3d 1.

The Supreme Court issued another order in IRAP vacating the judgment of the district court in that case because the EO at issue expired on September 24, 2017, and expressed no view on the merits. 38 S.Ct. 353 Subsequently, in this case, the government filed a motion to dismiss on October 20, 2017, arguing that the Supreme Court's decision rendered the case moot. The plaintiffs filed their reply on November 13, 2017, arguing that the case was not moot because the district court could still provide them relief.

The following month, the plaintiffs submitted a series of status updates to the court. Following the court's request, the plaintiffs submitted a status update on December 4 reporting the number of diversity visas issued in 2017. The defendants responded on December 5 contesting that number. The plaintiffs claimed that the State Department issued a total of 49,067 out of the available 50,000 diversity visas, while the government claimed that 49,976 were actually issued. Additionally, on January 5, 2018, the plaintiffs filed another status update arguing that the Ninth Circuit's decision in Hawaii supported the plaintiffs' claim that the case was not moot.

Judge Chutkan dismissed this case with prejudice on March 27, 2018. He determined that the plaintiffs' claims were moot because the section of EO-2 at issue had expired. The plaintiffs appealed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (docket #18-5156) on May 24, 2018.

The D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded the case back to the district court on August 13, 2019. The Court reasoned that the case was not moot because whether the district court retained the authority to award any relief was a merits question. 933 F.3d 774.

The defendants filed another motion to dismiss in the district court on April 13, 2020. The court did not address this motion until January 2021.

Following the inauguration of President Biden on January 20, 2021, the government filed an unopposed motion to hold the case in abeyance and a notice informing the district court of President Biden’s revocation of the travel ban executive orders on January 27, 2021. The government also informed the district court of President Biden’s proclamation (also issued on inauguration day) that the State Department provide him with a plan to expedite the reconsideration process for visa applications denied as a result of the executive orders at issue in this litigation. As a result of this motion, the district court made three orders on January 28, 2021. First, the district court granted the motion to hold the case in abeyance to allow the parties an opportunity to pursue an alternative resolution. Second, the parties were to file joint status reports, with the first to be submitted by April 27, 2021, and subsequent reports every 30 days after. Third, the district court denied without prejudice the government’s April 13, 2020, motion to dismiss.

On August 5, 2021, the parties filed a joint motion to clarify whether “the Government can process Plaintiffs’ visa applications and issue diversity visas to them, notwithstanding that fiscal year 2017 is over.” The question centered on the meaning of the court’s September 29, 2017, order that did not preliminarily enjoin EO-2 but did order the government to report and reserve any unused visas. The plaintiffs’ understanding was that the order (1) required visa processing if the Supreme Court invalidated the Executive Order and (2) left open the possibility that the court would order visa processing at a later time if the court otherwise found that the challenged State Department policy was illegal. The defendants interpreted the order to mean that the court would only order visa processing if the Supreme Court invalidated the EO (but the case challenging the Order was then mooted). Additionally, the defendants believed that, since fiscal year 2017 had ended, they did not possess statutory authority to process the visas. Without statutory authority or a court order, the government would not have the ability to process the visas.

On October 27, 2021, the court granted the motion to clarify and provided the requested clarification in the same filing. The court agreed with the plaintiffs, stating that the September 2017 order addressed one specific situation—that in which the Supreme Court invalidated Trump’s EO—and left open the possibility of issuing a later judgment ordering visa processing. Further, discussing the case on the merits, the court endorsed the plaintiffs’ argument that EO 13780 did not alter the INA obligation to process and adjudicate diversity visas, describing it as “well founded.” The court noted that the executive order “suspended the right of certain persons to enter the United States'' but that it did not speak to the processing or adjudication of visa applications. Additionally, the court described in detail two recent and related cases, Rai v. Biden and Gomez v. Trump. It stated that, “In the wake of [these] decisions addressing similar legal issues, Defendants are well advised to pursue a resolution to this case that does not entail further briefing.” The court then directed the parties to submit a joint status report in thirty days and every thirty days thereafter.

On November 26, 2021, in their first status report since the October 27 order, the parties informed the court that they were waiting to hold talks until the government decided whether or not it would appeal the Rai and Gomez judgments. On January 27, 2022, the plaintiffs learned that the government decided to appeal the above judgments, and they filed a motion to lift the abeyance and establish an expedited briefing schedule on February 9. The government opposed the motion, and the parties each filed briefings in support of their respective positions. Counsel for plaintiffs argued that it would be unfair to the plaintiffs to keep the case in abeyance, rather than granting long-sought relief while the government pursues appeals in the above-mentioned cases. They also argued that, given the court’s assertions that it could still order visa processing and its apparent agreement with plaintiffs on the merits, the court would be in a position to quickly grant a motion for summary judgment. The defendants argued, meanwhile, that judicial economy favored keeping the case in abeyance until the appellate court ruled on the appeals.

The court has yet to rule on the February 9 motion. The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jamie Kessler (4/5/2018)

Virginia Weeks (5/25/2018)

Sam Kulhanek (4/18/2020)

Esteban Woo Kee (8/7/2021)

Evan Gamza (5/21/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6133800/parties/pk-v-tillerson/


Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Williams, Stephen Fain (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amdur, Spencer (New York)

Ayoub, Abed A. (District of Columbia)

Bokat-Lindell, Noah (District of Columbia)

Cox, Justin Bryan (Georgia)

Eidelson, Ben (District of Columbia)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Williams, Stephen Fain (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amdur, Spencer (New York)

Ayoub, Abed A. (District of Columbia)

Bokat-Lindell, Noah (District of Columbia)

Cox, Justin Bryan (Georgia)

Eidelson, Ben (District of Columbia)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

Khalaf, Samer E. (District of Columbia)

Michelman, Scott (District of Columbia)

Minzner, Max J (District of Columbia)

Price, Matthew E. (District of Columbia)

Rondon, Yolanda C. (District of Columbia)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Sung, Esther (California)

Tumlin, Karen C. (California)

Wofsy, Cody H. (California)

Wolson, Max (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Dorsey, Catherine (District of Columbia)

Peachey, William Charles (District of Columbia)

Platt, Steven (District of Columbia)

Press, Joshua S. (District of Columbia)

Readler, Chad Andrew (District of Columbia)

Reuveni, Erez (District of Columbia)

Westwater, Gisela Ann (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-01533

18-05156

Docket [PACER]

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

Docket
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Petition for Mandamus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Aug. 3, 2017

Aug. 3, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Emergency Motion for Mandamus Relief

Aug. 3, 2017

Aug. 3, 2017

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Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Request for a Preliminary Injunction and Mandamus Relief

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiffs' Supplemental Brief in Support of Request for Preliminary Injunction

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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First Amended Petition for Mandamus and First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

Complaint
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Order

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

Sept. 29, 2017

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Order/Opinion
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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

Oct. 20, 2017

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Title Description External URL Date / External URL

Proclamation 10141 of January 20, 2021: Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States

President Joseph R. Biden

This Proclamation revoked Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017, Proclamation 9645 of September 24, 2017, Proclamation 9723 of April 10, 2018, and Proclamation 9983 of January 31, 2020, all of which… Jan. 20, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Presidential Executive Order (13815) on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities

United States

Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

President Donald Trump

Sept. 24, 2017

Sept. 24, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence

Donald Trump

This memorandum provides guidance for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence in light of two preliminary injunctio… June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/...

Executive Order 13780: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

President Donald Trump

In light of the Ninth Circuit's observation that the political branches are better suited to determine the appropriate scope of any suspensions than are the courts, and in order to avoid spending add… March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Executive Order 13769: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

President Donald Trump

This Executive Order restricted travel, immigration, and visas for people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, and put the U.S. refugee program on hold for 120 days. Jan. 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

https://www.gpo.gov/...

Memorandum to the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security

Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel to the President

This memo states that the Executive Order on refugees etc. does not apply to Legal Permanent Residents. Feb. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

http://www.politico.com/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6133800/pk-v-tillerson/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

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PETITION for Writ of Mandamus ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 4616086443.) filed by AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, N.H., M.K.1, M.K.2, Y.S.2, Y.S.1, P.K., Y.S.3, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

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Aug. 3, 2017

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Summons Issued as to AUSA

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, MOTION Mandamus Relief by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E)(td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

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MOTION for Class Certification by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit c, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Text of Proposed Order, # 7 Certificate of Service)(td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

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6 Text of Proposed Order

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7 Certificate of Service

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Aug. 3, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Max Minzner, :Firm- JENNER & BLOCK, :Address- 1099 New York Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001. Phone No. - (202) 639-6035. Fee Status: Fee Paid receipt number: 4616086442. by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 3, 2017

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MOTION for Order to Proceed Anonymously and file supporting exhibits under seal by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(td) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/4/2017: # 2 Certificate of Service) (ztd). (Entered: 08/04/2017)

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ORDER granting 5 Motion for Order to Proceed Anonymously and to File Supporting Exhibits Under Seal (td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 3, 2017

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SEALED DOCUMENT (Main Document Exhibit A) filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. re 6 Order on Motion for Order. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B)(ztd) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE. Case related to Case No. 17-537 TSC. (td) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 3, 2017

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SUMMONS (4) Issued as to REX W. TILLERSON, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (td)

Aug. 3, 2017

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 - Corrected Certificate of Service re 2 3 4 5 . (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/4/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/3/2017. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/08/2017)

Aug. 8, 2017

Aug. 8, 2017

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 8, 2017

Aug. 8, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Max J. Minzner is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/8/17. (DJS)

Aug. 8, 2017

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/07/2017. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. REX W. TILLERSON served on 8/7/2017 (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JOHN DOES served on 8/7/2017 (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Samuel Press on behalf of All Defendants (Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Cody H. Wofsy, :Firm- American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, :Address- 39 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone No. - (415) 343-0785. Fax No. - (415) 395-0950 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5068353. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

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Aug. 9, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Samer Elias Khalaf, :Firm- American-Arab Anit-Discrimination Committee, :Address- 1705 DeSales Street, N. W., Ste 500, Washington, D.C., 20036. Phone No. - 202-244-2990. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5068416. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 16 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Cody H. Wofsy is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/9/17. (DJS)

Aug. 10, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Samer Elias Khalaf may be heard in open court on behalf of Plaintiffs, but may not file papers in this court. See Local Civil Rule 83.2(c)(2) (An attorney who engages in the practice of law from an office located in the District of Columbia must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar AND the Bar of this Court to file papers in this Court.). Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/10/17. (DJS)

Aug. 10, 2017

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 10, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Michelman on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Michelman, Scott) (Entered: 08/10/2017)

Aug. 10, 2017

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION Mandamus Relief by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/10/2017)

Aug. 10, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 19 Defendants' Motion for an Extension. Defendants' response to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is due on 8/25/2017. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/11/2017. (lctsc2)

Aug. 11, 2017

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MOTION to Expedite Hearing Date on Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction, MOTION for Reconsideration re Order Extending Time for the Filing of the Government's Opposition Brief by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/11/2017)

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 20 Plaintiffs' Motion to Expedite Hearing and to Reconsider Order Extending Time for the Filing of the Government's Opposition. Defendants' opposition is due on 8/18/2017. A hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is scheduled for 8/21/2017 at 11:30 am. Parties will each have 30 minutes for oral argument. The court notes that despite the exigency noted in their motion, Plaintiffs waited until August 3, over a month after the Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. Int'l Refugee Assistance Project, 137 S. Ct. 2080 (2017), to seek relief from this court. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/11/2017. (lctsc2)

Aug. 11, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Government's Response due by 8/18/2017. Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 8/21/2017 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Aug. 15, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

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ENTERED IN ERROR.....Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to PI motion due by 8/25/2017. (tb) Modified on 8/15/2017 (ztb).

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Justin B. Cox, :Firm- National Immigration Law Center, :Address- PO Box 170208, Atlanta, Georgia 30317. Phone No. - (678) 279-5441. Fax No. - (213) 639-3911 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5076719. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Esther H. Sung, :Firm- National Immigration Law Center, :Address- 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600, Los Angeles, California, 90010. Phone No. - (213) 639-3900. Fax No. - (213) 639-3911 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5076792. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

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AMENDED MINUTE ORDER: The court hereby amends its 8/11/2017 Minute Order to require Defendants to file their opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction no later than 5 p.m. on 8/18/2017. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/16/2017. (lctsc2)

Aug. 16, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 21 22 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Justin B. Cox and Esther H. Sung are hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/17/17. (DJS)

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Catherine Hancock Dorsey on behalf of All Defendants (Dorsey, Catherine) (Main Document 23 replaced on 8/21/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

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RESPONSE re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION Mandamus Relief filed by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Chloe Dybdahl)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION Mandamus Relief filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/19/2017)

Aug. 19, 2017

Aug. 19, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven Albert Platt on behalf of All Defendants (Platt, Steven) (Entered: 08/21/2017)

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

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Motion Hearing

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

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Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 8/21/2017 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION Mandamus Relief filed by RADAD FAUIZ FUROOZ, Y.S.2, M.K.1, P.K., M.K.2, N.H., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, Y.S.3, motion heard and taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Scott Wallace) (tb)

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

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NOTICE OF FILING REDACTED DOCUMENT to[ 25] Response to motion by REX W. TILLERSON (The original PDF Document contained privacy information and was restricted pursuant to the E-Government Act.) (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Press, Joshua) Modified on 8/28/2017 (DJS). (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

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29

ORDER: Plaintiffs and Defendants are both directed to file supplemental briefs and any necessary evidentiary material addressing the questions contained in the court's order. Defendants are also ordered to submit a sample "advisory opinion" of the type mentioned during oral argument, redacted as necessary, for the court's review. The parties' supplemental briefs should be no more than 12 pages and are due by 8/28/2017. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/23/2017. (lctsc2) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Supplemental Memorandum due by 8/28/2017. (tb)

Aug. 24, 2017

Aug. 24, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 24, 2017

Aug. 24, 2017

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30

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION Mandamus Relief filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (redacted), # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

1 Exhibit A (redacted)

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2 Exhibit B

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3 Exhibit C

View on PACER

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3 (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Sealed Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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32

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal re Radad Fauiz Furooz (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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33

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT EX PARTE FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW re 29 Order,, by REX W. TILLERSON (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 29 Order,, filed by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Chloe Dybdahl)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

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Memorandum in opposition to re 33 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT EX PARTE FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW re 29 Order,, filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., M.K.1, M.K.2, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2017)

Aug. 29, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan held on 8-21-17; Page Numbers: (1-60). Date of Issuance:8-28-17. Court Reporter/Transcriber Scott Wallace, Telephone number 202-354-3196, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the <a href="http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/node/110">Transcript Order Form</a><P></P><P></P>For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.<P>NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P> Redaction Request due 9/20/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/30/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/28/2017.(Wallace, Scott) (Entered: 08/30/2017)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

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Order on Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of Plaintiffs' 31 Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal, it is ORDERED that the 31 Motion be GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to file under seal the Declaration at Dkt. #31-1. SO ORDERED. by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/30/2017. (jth)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., M.K.1, N.H., P.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. re Order on Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal,. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(See ECF NO. 30 Exhibit A for redacted version) (ztd) Modified on 8/31/2017 (DJS). (Entered: 08/31/2017)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

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STATUS REPORT Regarding the Issuance of Visas to P.K. and Family by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Dybdahl Declaration)(Platt, Steven) (Entered: 09/01/2017)

Sept. 1, 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER granting 33 Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Document Ex Parte for in Camera Review. Defendants are ordered to deliver the sample advisory opinion to chambers by 9/6/2017 at 10:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/5/2017. (lctsc2) Modified event title on 9/6/2017 (znmw).

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

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Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

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39

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal re P.K., N.H., M.K.1 and M.K.2 (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

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STATUS REPORT by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Matt McNeil, # 2 Declaration of Charles Oppenheim)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 09/11/2017)

Sept. 11, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

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RESPONSE re 40 Status Report filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, NEDA HEIDARI DEHKORDI, M.K., AFSHAN ASADI SORKHAB, Y.S.1, Y.S.2, Y.S.3. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/11/2017)

Sept. 11, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal re Afshin Asadi Sorkhab, Neda Heidari Dehkordi, YS1, YS2, and YS3 (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

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MOTION for Emergency Status Conference by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, M.K. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/15/2017)

Sept. 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the plaintiff's 43 Motion for an Emergency Status Conference; it is hereby ordered that the motion is GRANTED. Status Hearing set for Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Courtroom 2. SO ORDERED - by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 09/18/17. (tb)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

PACER

Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

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Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 9/19/2017 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

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Set/Reset Hearings

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

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Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 9/19/2017 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: PI Motion still taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Bryan Wayne.) (tb)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

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Status Conference

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Petition for Mandamus and First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, ZHREH BABADI, SZ, RZ, AIMAN ALSAKKAF (Attachments: # 1 First Amended Petition for Mandamus and First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief, # 2 First Amended Petition for Mandamus and First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (redline), # 3 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

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STATUS REPORT by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER granting 44 Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File First Amended Petition and Complaint. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/22/2017. (lctsc2). Modified on 9/22/2017 (tb).

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

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Order on Motion for Leave to File

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

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46

First Amended PETITION for Writ of Mandamus and First Amended Complaint filed by HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, SZ, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH.(td) Modified on 10/6/2017 (DJS). (Entered: 09/22/2017)

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

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RESPONSE re 45 Status Report, filed by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Chloe Dybdahl, # 2 Declaration of Charles Oppenheim, # 3 Exhibit 1)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 09/23/2017)

Sept. 23, 2017

Sept. 23, 2017

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STATUS REPORT by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/27/2017)

Sept. 27, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017

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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION: Regarding Plaintiffs 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Emergency Motion for Mandamus Relief. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/29/2017. (lctsc2). (Entered: 09/29/2017)

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

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50

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2 Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Emergency Motion for Mandamus Relief. Defendants are ordered to: (1) report, by October 15, the number of visa numbers returned unused for fiscal year 2017; and (2) hold those visa numbers to process Plaintiffs' visa applications in the event the Supreme Court finds the Executive Order to be unlawful. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/29/2017. (lctsc2). (Entered: 09/29/2017)

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants to report, by 10/15/2017, the number of visa numbers returned unused for fiscal year 2017. (kt)

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

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51

MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 10/05/2017)

Oct. 5, 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 51 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Amended Complaint 46 . Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by October 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/6/17. (DJS)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 10/20/2017. (tb)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

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52

STATUS REPORT by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Chloe Dybdahl)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 10/15/2017)

Oct. 15, 2017

Oct. 15, 2017

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MOTION to Dismiss by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Press, Joshua) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

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Memorandum in opposition to re 53 MOTION to Dismiss filed by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

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RESPONSE re 52 Status Report filed by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 53 MOTION to Dismiss filed by JOHN DOES, REX W. TILLERSON. (Press, Joshua) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

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MOTION for Hearing Oral Argument and Status Update by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) Modified event title on 12/5/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 12/04/2017)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

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STATUS REPORT by FARZAD ABDOLLAHI ZADEH, HAMED SUFYAN OTHMAN ALMAQRAMI, AIMAN ALSAKKAF, ZHREH BABADI, MASOUMEH FOTOHI, ALIAKBAR NOWZARI GOLSEFID, BEHNAM NOZARI GOLSEFID, RZ, SZ. (See Docket Entry 57 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 12/05/2017)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER granting 57 Motion to Schedule Oral Argument. A hearing is hereby set for December 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 9. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 12/5/2017. (lctsc2).

Dec. 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017

PACER

Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Dec. 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Travel Ban Challenges

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A putative class of diversity lottery visa winners and their family members from countries covered by President Trump's 2017 travel ban executive orders.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU of Northern California

National Immigration Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

U.S. Department of State (Washington), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Special Case Type(s):

Habeas

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2017 - 2017

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Religion discrimination

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Admission - procedure

Visas - criteria

Visas - procedures

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern