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Other Decisions Order (09/02/2017)

Authority: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (USA)

Date: 02/09/2017

Subject: The order of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, rejected the American Government’s motion for an emergency stay, while the appeal on the merits is pending, of the district court’s temporary restraining order issued by the United Sates District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle on 03.02.2017, with which such Court temporarily blocked the enforcement of the Executive Order 13769 “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”, subscribed by President Trump on 27 January 2017 and aiming at temporarily or indefinitely (with regard to Syrian refugees) suspending the entry of individuals from seven Countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and suspending for 120 days the Refugee Admissions Program. Upon resumption of the Refugee Program, section 5(b) of the Executive Order directs the Secretary of State to prioritize refugee claims based on religious persecution, where a refugee’s religion is the minority religion in the country of his or her nationality

Parties: State of Washington, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 18 Right to asylum - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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