Last week a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed by three advocacy groups– Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Southern Poverty Law Center– seeking information on the waiver provisions of President Trump’s second travel ban executive order.  The complaint (full text) in Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of State, (D DC, filed 10/5/2017) reads in part:On June 27, 2017, Plaintiffs submitted a FOIA request … seeking specific information related to the waiver provisions of Executive Order 13,780 … allowing the Commissioner of CBP to determine on a case-by-case basis whether a national from one of the six majority Muslim countries identified in the Second Executive Order may gain entry into the country. These documents and information are critical to Plaintiffs’ ability to assist and advise affected travelers, and to understand the scope of the Second Executive Order’s waiver provision and the extent to which the government has implemented or is implementing its policies in a discriminatory or unconstitutional manner.President Trump’s Sept. 24 Proclamation revising the travel ban contains a similar waiver provision. Muslim Advocates issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.



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