Rights group files petition to join suit against travel ban

A man walks up the steps of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, dealing another legal setback to the new administration's immigration policy. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO — An immigration rights group has filed a petition to join a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota states against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the petition Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

The group last month filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Trump's order on behalf of two U.S. citizens and a legal resident trying to reunite with their children. Plaintiff Juweiya Abdiaziz Ali is a U.S. citizen living in Seattle who started the process last August of bringing her son from Somalia. She says Trump's order has made her worried that her son's visa process will be indefinitely suspended.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously refused to reinstate the order blocked last week by U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle. Robart issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban after Washington state and Minnesota sued.

People also read these

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

Aug 27, 2016

The UN Security Council is strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity

Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama

Aug 27, 2016

A Connecticut company has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Aug 30, 2016

Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance

Walk The Biz welcomes all casual and easygoing readers who seeks to digest business travel to international trade policy to starting in the transportation & shipping industry.

Subscribe to our newsletter now!

Name:

Email: