SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION ITEM via Julie Hancock:
“The DOJ has filed its appeal [(available here)], which will likely be heard on Monday morning. Please encourage people to get on planes ASAP. This info is pulled directly from IRAPs letter to travelers. Please tweet and post on Facebook if you can and help spread the word.
The International Refugee Assistance Program encourages those trying to get back to the US, impacted by Trump’s Travel Ban, to try to get on a flight ASAP, stating the following:
“The U.S. federal government has announced that it will ask the court to end this temporary freeze of its Executive Order “at the earliest possible time.” Therefore, if you are attempting to travel to the U.S. on a valid visa, you should attempt to get on a plane as soon as possible. It is possible that during your travel, the law may change and you may be detained at a U.S. port of entry. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a referral to any lawyers organizing on the ground at the U.S. airport where you will arrive. Please include your flight information.”
DOJ appeals travel ban ruling, claiming harm to public, CNN, Updated 1:36 AM ET, Sun February 5, 2017
Justice Dept. appeals federal judge’s ruling halting immigration order, The Hill, 02/04/17 07:32 PM EST
Justice Department Asks For Emergency Motion To Block Court Order, NPR, Updated at 1:55 a.m. ET Sunday
DOJ asks appeals court to delay judge’s block of Trump travel ban, Ars Technica, 2/4/2017, 9:52 PM: “Gov’t says State of Washington lacks standing to bring its lawsuit.”