On Monday Jan. 30, Caroline Fredrickson, president, American Constitution Society; Nicholas Espiritu, staff attorney, National Immigration Law Center; and David Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law and faculty director, Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, University of Chicago School of Law, discussed President Trump’s Executive Order barring admission into the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days, and barring any entry by Syrian refugees without time limitation. The participants addressed the following questions:
- Are the orders constitutional?
- On what basis did five federal judges issue stays of the orders?
- What are the implications of reports that Customs and Borders Protection officers were not implementing those court orders?
- What can we expect next in the litigation challenging the orders?
- And what opportunities exist for lawyers to engage the crisis?
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy, Moderator
Nicholas Espiritu, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
David Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, University of Chicago School of Law