With travel ban lifted, Bay Area residents rush to fly relatives back to U.S.

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Harmeet Dhillon

As news spread that President Donald Trump’s executive order barring certain refugees and visa-holders from the United States had been temporarily lifted, anxious families across the Bay Area hustled Saturday to get relatives stranded overseas on planes headed west.

With a legal battle brewing in federal court, immigration advocates said families have very little time to act. The Justice Department filed an appeal late Saturday of U.S. District Judge James L. Robart’s ruling, issued Friday, that temporarily blocked enforcement of the controversial immigration ban.

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Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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