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Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:52 PM

10. There's been a change: Federal lawsuit over detainees at Dulles put on hold

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Our AG:

Mark Herring

The case:

Aziz v. Trump (E.D.Va.)


January 31: AG Herring: Virginia to join lawsuit challenging immigration order

By Travis Fain
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January 31, 2017, 7:42 PM

Virginia has asked to join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration executive order, which Attorney General Mark Herring called "unlawful, unconstitutional and un-American" Tuesday.

The state filed a motion to intervene in Aziz v. Trump, a suit sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office there said he expects an initial hearing in the case next week. It was initially filed by Virginia attorneys representing a pair of Yemeni brothers and roughly 60 other people who were detained at, and in some cases deported from, Dulles International Airport over the weekend.

From today's Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Federal lawsuit over detainees at Dulles put on hold

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:30 pm

BY ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch

A federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration over how it treated detainees at Washington Dulles International Airport is on hold. ... Lawyers for the plaintiffs and the federal government have a signed agreement to resolve the petitioners' claims, according to a joint request they filed in federal court Wednesday, asking a judge to "hold claims in abeyance."

On Tuesday Virginia filed a motion asking to join the lawsuit in Virginia's Eastern District against the president - Aziz v. Trump - over his Friday order restricting immigration and suspending admission of refugees. ... The suit charges that on Saturday customs officials at the airport in Northern Virginia forced two brothers who were flying from Yemen - lawful permanent U.S. residents - to give up their green cards.

The new filing says the agreement may take several days to fully implement. The parties asked the court to put the case on hold so that they could "focus the effort on resolving this case without further litigation." ... Earlier Wednesday, lawyers for the state filed another motion, seeking answers about whether customs officials at Dulles complied with a temporary restraining order that U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued Saturday night.

Her order barred for one week the removal from the U.S. of green card holders arriving at Dulles. It also required that lawful permanent residents who were detained at the airport have access to legal counsel.

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