What: Attorneys from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Islamic Relations – California, Iranian American Bar Association, Lane Powell PC, National Immigration Law Center, and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP will be back in court to challenge the Trump Administration’s implementation of the Muslim Ban waiver process on behalf of organizational plaintiffs OneAmerica and Pars Equality Center as well as individual plaintiffs from all the Muslim-majority countries subject to the ban.

The groups will oppose the government’s request to dismiss the case Pars Equality Center et al v. Pompeo et al and argue that the Administrative Record provided by the government in discovery is insufficient. Plaintiffs’ counsel will be available for interview after the hearing.


  • Elica Vafaie, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Amir Naim, Council on American-Islamic Relations – California
  • Babak Yousefzadeh, Iranian American Bar Association
  • Esther Sung, National Immigration Law Center
  • John Freedman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

When: Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Phillip Burton Federal Building
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Why: The Supreme Court’s majority opinion that allowed the ban to remain in effect relied heavily on the notion that the waiver provided legitimacy to the ban. Pars v. Pompeo seeks to hold the government accountable and prove that its approach to waivers is irrational and arbitrary and infringes on the rights of American citizens and residents who remain separated from their loved ones in Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.