A federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday ordered that President Trump's revised executive order pertaining to refugee admissions and immigration from six majority-Muslim countries cannot delay U.S. entry for the wife and only surviving child of a Syrian refugee who has already been granted asylum in the United States. The ruling only applies to this family and does not suspend broader implementation of the order.
"The court concludes that [the refugee] has presented some likelihood of success on the merits" of his case, wrote U.S. District Court Judge William Conley, who was appointed by President Obama. "Moreover, given the daily threat to the lives to plaintiff's wife and child remaining in Aleppo, Syria, the court further finds a significant risk of irreparable harm."
At least four other court challenges are scheduled before Trump's new order takes effect after midnight on Wednesday. One suit in Maryland was brought by refugee aid organizations; in another, the plaintiff is the state of Hawaii.