Deal in Brooklyn court helps those blocked by Trump's travel ban

Deal in Brooklyn court helps those blocked by Trump's travel ban

Deal in Brooklyn court helps those blocked by Trump's travel ban

Individuals blocked from entering the USA by President Donald Trump's original travel ban order can reapply for visas, under the terms of a settlement [text, PDF] reached Thursday.

In return, prosecutors pledged to drop their lawsuits over the controversial executive order, which barred visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries back in January. One of the plaintiffs was Hameed Khalid Darweesh, a translator who had worked for the USA military, who was detained at John F Kennedy International Airport.

The court ruling temporarily blocked the travel ban from being implemented nationwide Because the case was filed as a class action lawsuit.

In the latest development, the government will now notify those with proper documentation who were affected by the ban that they can now reapply for visas, which is subject to review by a liaison from the Department of Justice, though no one will be guaranteed re-entry.

Darweesh was an interpreter working on behalf of the US government in Iraq from 2003 to 2013 and had received a special Iraqi immigrant visa to relocate to the United States.

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On January 27, Hameed Darweesh and thousands of others attempted to legally enter the United States.

Counsel for plaintiffs are the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center, the National Immigration Law Center, Yale Law School's Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and the firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. The lead plaintiff now currently lives in the United States with his family.

In a brief statement, the Justice Department said: "Although this case has been moot since March, when the president rescinded the original executive order and issued a new one that does not restrict the entry of Iraqi nationals, the USA government has elected to settle this case on favorable terms".

The Supreme Court in June allowed parts of Trump's second travel ban executive order to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case in October. I suffered back home, but I have my rights now.

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