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Case Name Sarsour v. Trump IM-VA-0005
Docket / Court 1:17-cv-00120 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
Special Collection Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Travel Ban Orders
Attorney Organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Religious programs / policies
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Immigration/Border
Admission - criteria
Admission - procedure
Asylum - criteria
Asylum - procedure
Constitutional rights
Deportation - procedure
Refugees
Visas - criteria
Visas - procedures
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of State
United States
Plaintiff Description The named plaintiffs were leaders of Muslim Civil Rights organizations, primarily CAIR. They sought class certification for all Muslim Americans whose ability to see their family members was negatively impacted by President Trump's January 27 and March 6, 2017, executive orders.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Mooted before ruling
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 01/30/2017
Case Closing Year 2021
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-HI-0004 : State of Hawaii v. Trump (D. Haw.)
IM-MD-0004 : International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) v. Trump (D. Md.)
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  Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities
White House
Date: Oct. 24, 2017
By: United States
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  Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats
www.whitehouse.gov
Date: Sep. 24, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Implementing Executive Order 13780 Following Supreme Court Ruling -- Guidance to Visa-Adjudicating Posts
Reuters
Date: Jun. 28, 2017
By: U.S. Department of State
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence
The White House
Date: Jun. 14, 2017
By: Donald Trump (White House)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
Date: Mar. 6, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (President of the United States)
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  Memorandum to the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security
The White House
Date: Feb. 1, 2017
By: Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel to the President (The White House)
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  Statement by Acting Attorney General Sally Yates
https://www.nytimes.com/
Date: 1/30/2017
By: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (Department of Justice)
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  Statement By Secretary John Kelly on the Entry of Lawful Permanent Residents into the United States
https://www.dhs.gov/
Date: 1/29/2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (Department of Homeland Security)
Citation: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/statement-secretary-john-kelly-entry-lawful-permanent-residents-united-states
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  OLC Memo Re: Proposed Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: Curtis Gannon (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel)
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  Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
E.D. Va.
06/25/2021
1:17-cv-00120
IM-VA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
E.D. Va.
01/30/2017
Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Jury Demand [ECF# 1]
IM-VA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/13/2017
Amended Complaint [ECF# 11]
IM-VA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/13/2017
Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 13]
IM-VA-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/17/2017
Defendants' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 22]
IM-VA-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/17/2017
Amicus Curiae Brief from Professor Victor Williams of the America First Lawyers Association, in Support of President Donald Trump [ECF# 27]
IM-VA-0005-0015.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/20/2017
Notice of Additional Authority [ECF# 30]
IM-VA-0005-0012.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
03/24/2017
Memorandum Opinion [ Plaintiffs’ emergency motion for TRO and/or PI] [ECF# 36] (245 F.Supp.3d 719)
IM-VA-0005-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
04/21/2017
Consent Motion to Stay the Proceedings [ECF# 41]
IM-VA-0005-0022.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
12/26/2017
Second Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Jury Demand [ECF# 48]
IM-VA-0005-0025.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
01/05/2018
Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings [ECF# 49]
IM-VA-0005-0026.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Va.
01/09/2018
Order [ECF# 50]
IM-VA-0005-0027.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Davis, Ivan D. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Trenga, Anthony John (E.D. Va.) show/hide docs
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Akeel, Shereef H (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Masri, Lena F (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Barghaan, Dennis C. (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Boente, Dana J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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