Foundation Launches ‘Know Your Rights’ Guide on Immigration and Asylum in the US under the Executive Order

by Trang Chu Minh | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 9 June 2017 16:25 GMT

A woman with an American flag themed hijab listens to speakers during a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban, in New York City, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

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This week the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a Know Your Rights Guide, to help those affected by the “travel ban” under the revised Executive Order (“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”) issued by the President of the United States on March 6. This guide was produced in partnership with the Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Journey’s End Refugee Services and a leading international law firm.

Please click here to see the full Guide (also available to download in PDF form) which outlines the current scope and application of the Executive Order (following Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on May 25 declining to lift the injunction on enforcement of the Order issued by the federal district court in Maryland). It explains the rights of those affected and available legal recourse and directs readers to relevant hotlines and complementary resources. Together with our partners we will work to keep the Guide up to date if and when the Executive Order is implemented and clarified.

This Guide is part of TrustLaw’s wider efforts to help coordinate the pro bono legal response to the needs of refugees and forcibly displaced people. We are proud to support leading non-profit organisations in this field, connecting them with high quality pro bono legal assistance and developing strategic legal resources that empower them to raise awareness, defend individual rights and advocate for humane and sustainable policy making.