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++++British airways are "offering affected customers a refund for their travel to the US, or the opportunity to rebook their flight"
The UK division of French insurer AXA said its policies would cover those denied access to the United States due to a U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
"Although not technically covered, we view the current situation as unprecedented and unforeseen and as such we are extending the cover under our (travel) policies," AXA UK said in a statement.
(Caution: Rough copy of emergency stay, optical reader might not have correctly transposed all the words correctly!)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
HAMEED KHALID DARWEESH and HAIDER SAMEER ABDULKHALEQ ALSHA WI, 011 behalf of themselves and others similarly situated,
DONALD TRUMP, President oft/1e United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ("OHS"); U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ("CBP"); JOHN KELLY, Secretary of DHS; KEVIN K. MCALEENAN, Acting Commissioner ofCBP; JAMES T. MADDEN, New York Field Director, CBP,,
---------------------------------------------------------------X ANN DONNELLY, District Judge.
DECISION AND ORDER
17 Civ. 480 (AMD)
On January 28, 2017, the petitioners filed an Emergency Motion for Stay of Removal on
behalf of themselves and others similarly situated.
IT APPEARING to the Court from the Emergency Motion for Stay of Removal, the
other submissions, the arguments of counsel, and the hearing held on the 28th of January, 201 7,
1. The petitioners have a strong likelihood of success in establishing that the removal of the
petitioner and others similarly situated violates their rights to Due Process and Equal
Protection guaranteed by the United States Constitution;
2. There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and
irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to
the January 2 7, 2017 Executive Order;
3. The issuance of the stay of removal will not injure the other parties interested in the
4. It is appropriate and just that, pending completion of a hearing before the Court on the
merits of the Petition, that the Respondents be enjoined and restrained from the
commission of further acts and misconduct in violation of the Constitution as described
in the Emergency Motion for Stay of Removal.
WHEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the respondents, their officers,
agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and all members and persons acting in concert or
participation with them, from the date of this Order, are
ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from, in any manner or by any means, removing
individuals with refugee applications approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as
part of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant
visas, and other individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen legally
authorized to enter the United States.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that to assure compliance with the Court's order, the
Court directs service of this Order upon the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of
New York, and further directs the United States Marshals Service to take those actions deemed
necessary to enforce the provisions and prohibitions set forth in this Order.
Dated: Brooklyn, New York January 28, 2017
Julian Bray Aviation Security Analyst writes: Its' been difficult tracking down a full transcript of the Executive Order issued on Friday by United States President Donald Trump effectively banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days by Executive Order. So our thanks to CNN who carry the full version on their website.
What is not generally realised is that President Trumps Executive Order also extends to those within the specified categories already holding a 'Green Card'
Unintentionally it might also directly impact on groups of UK holidaymakers, British Citizens with dual nationality and may other groups, heading for Florida and the holiday parks such as Universal and Disney, and possibly those transiting to Miami to pick up a cruise ship. It will also on first reading also extend to transit cruise ship passengers seeking to step ashore on to American soil. Simply if any member of your party is denied entry, it might equally impact on your whole group.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 27, 2017
Meanwhile in Canada this has suddenly appeared:
CANADA: Notice – End of the Temporary Public Policy to sponsor Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors
We have now reached the number of applications allowed under the public policy. Applications received after reaching the limit will be returned.
We are taking steps to reduce the number of pending applications for private sponsors in order to significantly reduce long wait times.
We will also continue to bring many more refugees to Canada than we have in the past. In 2017, Canada will welcome 25 000 refugees from overseas which includes 16 000 privately sponsored refugees.
These refugees will need the help and support of Canadians to successfully integrate.
Sponsoring a refugee is just one way to help. You can also help by:
- volunteering with an organization that works with refugees in your area
- donating to an organization in Canada or
- donating to international organizations that are helping refugees overseas.
We thank you for your interest in sponsoring Syrian and Iraqi refugees and encourage you to consider other ways of helping.
JULIAN BRAY +44(0)1733 345581 Aerospace & Incident Management Expert, Journalist & Broadcaster, Aviation Security & Airline Operations, Travel / Maritime & Cruise Industry, NUJ, EQUITY, LIVE ISDN LINK, Broadcast ISDN COOBE ++44 (0)1733 345020 e&oe Old faithful NOKIA: 07944 217476 www.aviationcomment.com