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Document: Judge Halts Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy

On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injuction of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols requiring non-Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to be deported to Mexico while their request is processed. The injuction, issued in Innovation Law Lab et al, v. Nielsen, is scheduled to take effect on Friday, Apr. 12. The order is available in full here and below.



Documents: Government Motions to Dismiss Border Emergency Lawsuits

On Tuesday, the Trump administration filed motions to dismiss in two lawsuits challenging President Trump’s use of a national emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The suits, Center for Biological Diversity v. Trump and Alvarez v. Trump, were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia immediately following Trump’s Feb. 15 emergency declaration. The government motions to dismiss in both cases are available in full below.  


Document: Pentagon Provides List of Projects Potentially Delayed for Border Wall Funding

On Monday, the office of Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) released a fact sheet provided by the Department of Defense listing all potential military projects from which funding could be diverted, pursuant to the military construction authorities outlined in President Trump's national emergency declaration, to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The fact sheet is available here and below.

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