Waiver Provision of Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 Is “Window Dressing”
Pars Equality Center, et al. v. Pompeo, et al.
Briefs, Memos, and Orders Filed with/Issued by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (from latest to earliest):
- Class Action Complaint and Exhibits A, B, and C (filed 7/31/18, PDF). “This lawsuit challenges Defendants’ implementation of the waiver provision of Presidential Proclamation No. 9645, ‘Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.’ The Proclamation indefinitely bans millions of nationals of five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. For many thousands of individuals and families indefinitely separated by the President’s ban, the Proclamation’s waiver provision has, as a practical matter, amounted to nothing more than an empty promise — in the words of Justice Breyer, merely ‘window dressing.’”
- Order re: Summary Judgment (Filed 08/01/2022). “[T]he Court finds that plaintiffs have met their burden of showing…that the waiver implementation guidance was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the APA.”