Update: One of the ninth circuit judges (anonymously, so not necessarily one of the three judges who issued the decision) “has made a sua sponte request that a vote be taken as
to whether the order issued by the three judge motions panel on February 9, 2017, should be reconsidered en banc.” Order available here. I’ve heard that this is common in high profile cases. More info from the court on what this all means is available here.
I’ve never been prouder of the 9th Circuit.
I’ll add some commentary on this later, but for now here’s the youtube stream:
Update: my commentary on the final ruling can be found here.
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.
Update: @NoBanJFK reports Norwegian and Thomas Cook Airlines now complying:
These airlines have not made any public statement regarding compliance with the federal district court order out of Seattle (available here) from last night:
|@airchina @airindiain @FlyAirNZ @FlyANA_official @ceairlines
@CSAIR_GLOBAL @pakistanintairlines @RAM_Maroc @singaporeAir
From Francey Youngberg of Lawyers for Good Government:
(via Facebook, with her consent to share the text and her name, but not the photos in order to protect the law students who helped)
These links point directly to grassroots organizations and allow you to directly support to the volunteer attorneys helping during the Travel Ban to combat the fallout from Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration.
Urgent update 8pm Fri, Feb. 3:
URGENT: Lufthansa Allowing Passengers to Board to Boston through Feb 5
From Lawyers for Good Government:
“Below is Lufthansa’s advisory. We have confirmed that they are currently boarding visa holders in Germany who were previously prevented from boarding, including students. They will continue to do so until Sunday, but no one should wait in case these is a change. If anyone is trying to return to the US they should attempt to do so through a Lufthansa flight immediately.”
Below are tweet responses from airlines indicating their policies regarding whether they will transport travelers affected by the Travel Ban under President Trump’s Executive Order. This information was compiled (is being compiled) with help from the incredible members of Lawyers For Good Government.
For those of you genuinely wanting to understand how the Trump administration could just cancel (U.S. Visa – Urgent Notice; State Department notice revoking visas under Trump order released) U.S. visas for people from the 7 countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen), I’ve compiled quotes and videos from news sources that explain their reasoning.
Please note that if you have read any of my other posts on the Travel Ban, you know that I am on the side of the volunteer lawyers and everyone else trying to help during this mess. But I believe strongly in trying to understand the other side, so this post is for those who share my passion for trying to find a compromise with the current administration.
Update: This is no longer the most up-to-date document.
These are responses via Twitter from various Airlines which members of Lawyers for Good Government (and their social networks) tweeted to:
UPDATE Feb. 2, 7:40pm:
“Please spread the word! The Boston Federal District Court has ordered DHS to let those with a valid VISA in to Logan through Sunday at Midnight. The only airline that is doing it is Lufthansa. We need everyone to tweet #openboston at the airlines, as well as call them. #letthemfly! Visit https://openboston2017.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach volunteer attorneys at Logan if someone needs assistance on arrival.”
Via Julie Hancock:
Here is the text for the tweetstorm:
TWITTER ACTION ITEM #2
The various organizations on the ground want to put pressure on the airlines to take a position and/or allow people with valid visas and green cards to board. The airlines below, it is unclear what they are allowing, and we would like to know that they are allowing these passengers to board so we can help those stranded overseas.