Rights groups slap Trump with lawsuit after refugees detained – Washington Examiner (blog)


Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union and other legal organizations are slapping President Trump with a lawsuit after he signed an executive order Friday that temporarily bars refugees and immigrants from entering the U.S. — a move which already is placing some people in a tough position.

On Saturday, ACLU and other groups put in motion an effort to secure the release of two Iraqi refugees were detained at John F. Kennedy Airport late Friday by filing a writ of habeas corpus Saturday morning in the Eastern District of New York.

The lawyers also filed a motion for class certification to represent all those stuck at U.S. ports of entry following Trump’s executive orders.

President Trump‘s war on equality is already taking a terrible human toll. This ban cannot be allowed to continue,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, in a statement.