The legal fight against Trump’s “extreme vetting” executive orders – Annotated writ of habeas corpus, complaint seeking injunctive relief, class certification

Today, January 28, 2017, begins the legal battle against the Trump administration’s treatment of refugees and immigrants to the United States of America. Last night, refugees with valid visas were detained and held at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Early this morning their lawyers filed suit on their behalf. Here is copy of the complaint, annotated by me. The annotations are meant to guide non-lawyers through the most legally significant parts of this first filing in what will be a contested lawsuit.

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The legal fight against Trump’s “extreme vetting” executive orders – Annotated writ of habeas corpus, complaint seeking injunctive relief, class certification

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