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THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT TEXAS
DALLAS DIVISION
III); IIL LIH AND HUMAN
SIIIIYICES COMMISSION
lemi CIVIL ACTION NO.
UNITED STATES AMERICA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ATE, JOHN KERRY his
Cxp mly CRETARV
UNITED
ARTMENT HEALTH
IIL MAN SERVIC
SYLVIA BURWILLL, hm- cial
Capamty SECI ARY
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OFl UGEE
RESET EMENT ROBERT CAREY Ins 0mm Gummy nuccwr
ofthe OFFIC REFUGEE
RESETTLEMENT and
INTERN JONAL RESCUE
COMMITT INC
Detendamsv
PLAINTIFFS VERIFIED ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY LNJIJNC IIVE RELIEF AND APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION THE HONORABLE JUDGE SAID COURT-
The Tam JJLaIth and Human SIN/Tues Commission Camxnmm
ILHSCjr beekF dcclarawry and injurwhvt mhef agamst LII LnIIed Smes
Amencs, Unned Sums Department Scam sww Depm tmmn r), John Kerry,
@er wmww WU, 1mm mm} 2];
hls NINJA] capac Semetmy Sum, Umwd suum Department Health and
Human Swim (Departmnm, 3mm uwall be! Mum cupnmw SecreLazy Health (And Human thvi Rnrugm Rmulomgm 01:!ij leerL cxal Lupnclty Dinmtu) the ucrugue Reaelllemcnh
(roncumcly, Federal Defandnm and Int/enlannnal Rename Commluee (Juununuee regarding the Federal Dcl cndunm and Commutee achns
muouhng refuge Texas wmnml wnbulhng with 1mm; warking Llum
cnnpcmuun with the Cummxssmn mqulrcd federal law and contract: with the
Cauumtwe. PARTIES Plainu Texas llvahh and Human Sauces Cummxsimm The-
Cnmmnauu the 5019, Shaw, .1342ch rcspunsihlp far Lluvelupmenl and
admmwuauon ohcfugce reselllmxmuL nux vwes Texae. Fa) purpu owns
the Commismou represents the imm (-5 (110 State 01] was. Dofcudams the Umlcd States Amrmm, United States
Dopartment sum, John Kan, his iuml capacny Sm,
.uu-y sum,
Umtcd Slums Department (>th and Human Serum, sum Bumcli 111 cial capacity Secrets Hank}: and Human Srrvu Manges
HewMvaent, uohm Carey, umml capau Ducum the fugcu Resettlement, and Immutmnul Rescue Umnummu LhE, International
Rescue Committee, Inc.
I]. JURISDICTION AND VENUE This 0mm has jumdmun pursuant 5.0 1331 became this concerns bmach statutory rcquimmem undmv 1522 that the
Moral govermm consult wulaxiy with Slams conccnnng mucnded
dmubutmn mfugm among Scam befnm Lhcu placement those
.cm n/r (Mm cwmmm Dulwu ov; 411d/iyu/ UJt/(tue/ nag:
Slates and that Int-n1 voluntary ugenc) amwtioc should hr, rouducted lms?
cooperation and ndvmnm tumultatmn mtlt Stan- governments The Plainu ulmmq derlnmtntt and 111]In(:HV( whet
autltomod 2201 nnd 2202, Rules and nfthe Ircdt RUIN Gml Pxocudnr
and the gmmral legal and eqlutdblu ptlweh lent; Cottrt. Vlmu: proper undcr all mmantzl bMausn substantia]
part. the events givulu three nlntrnr occurred the Northern Distntzr
Texas.
III. FACTUAL BACKGROUND
Texas swept: nppraxlrnntely percent all rcfugeas rescaled 1119 mted Scmasimm than any ether Stale lexas pel iurms tltrr work normn with 10031 Voluntucr ngltml help retngr-or tnnnsmnn the State and
pay for assocmtml caste. The Rbfugr Att 1080 testablnhrek deulewulk flu Collabonauon and
cooperation etnnng the federal government, the Stalks, and lace]! vnlnuteer agencies
such the annnnrtwe rerettltng mfugnos Htehltgltttng the mle the States
the [mt (hm, sertlmv mzz menttnne Styles mums. Inetenll adhormg
sLatuwrv rmework, the 13de gmemmenr and lhu emmltteo have left Texas
umniunned about, .t-rueuer Llwt could well pose security lexnnn and mul any say plans; ufxeset tlnw refugees. The Refugee Art requires that rhl federal government shull
tumult regularly (nut orten than quarterly) wttlt State .lmd local govcrnmem:
and pnvare nnnpm vlvlumary agenmes cunccrmuu the ennnsarshtn proceee and
tlte intended dietrtbutmn refugee: among the slums nna lonallhcs before meg,
placement (host: Stales Mud lotmlir use 1522ta)(2)lA) tempnneee
added). Who furthvr requxm that, prouding refugee asuslam Iucal
vulnnmry ARK RLV uLJuLies  mamswe expansion refugee from mes engulfcd ghting wnh
mm}; rm,,;,,..,z/,,; WWW amumw was.
ISIS For exmuplc, the Dlrmmr nmm mmmly (Tnngrtss that (In: [9,de
gum-mam cannot conduct elmuw chrcki Syrmn nutmnuls Dzmmr
Conley tmmm Lan qua!) nu) dambxxcs unw LUWS cums home
umhiug will Show
use W9, have remrd pnwn. Home
Repxewmalwcs Commune Humelaud Srmmry Naivanc Top
n/mmu
Contains all jag/gee meg (NW, :9, 2015), available
Impazmmme]andhuusu gov/p:
Nsmamnnsrmprincurny-nmvlak-1.011chnsVunrzefugev-
vetting]. The Assxstam Duecmr nfthe mars lemcrccnorism 1mm exmmm
his Connern Syna, the lack {mm-1m (he gxuund swim chm [he
dutnhaae wont have mfurmauon need not have
prm that them infnvmarinn. us. Hons: ormpmmnnm
Cnmmmre the Judm Goodlutw. Why 17m mmm Ignore (:mmm,
Abom Smut Refugees? (On 27, 2015), mallablw
http:/hudxuary homemv/inde n/preswrr msesllD EOIIGOSUVTTFHJADBFV
BAM-UFUH TLM. The Dixecmx Nalmnal Iuwumunw ~ummed the
woruei these federal (:numsnm rnrum (Ame dun ubvmusly puL
the like: ISIL man-m operatives among those rerugm. Nmmiq
Sumo Uf/tcmls Concerns Refugve
Wm.
13. mnmms federal government maysncly
expanding the admmsiun refugees who have maternally supported wwmm
oommmm snub lecber the Commm Novmnbcr 15> Ming appliko
Commission currently had plans Hyman rcfugccs Texas and
Texaz, unul further nuhw, refuse caopcmcc with the mser emem any
Synan refugee Texas. See Ex, The mm: mud Director the Texas
Deyartmem Puhm Safery and [he {Jr-,puly hirer-(m for Homeland SecImLy
Serviu the nepaumem ofPuhlir Safexy, Id, nrvgmnl (mph/>117? mummy (mummmmm nge phone cull between the staff the Cnmmltlrn and the
Commsmu LHL CullmlltLek mllnmed lho Coxumlsslon that ll, lntenda mettle elx
53mm lgrtss Dallas Texas ldqy, [Joccmbm Some news mqmnes have questlaned whether
hi: .memnnl ceuld
emu early lhursllm, December The Camnuwen xequl smd lllformublm
regsll dlng rr-lugvos The Cnmmltwe rospondod that the Slate Dtllmrlmenf
mfumed lllat the .equeet unmr through the SLAM: Depmmem Hera the
mfoxmallan sllaruable the Commitlco. The Comillsmn rcqucstud the lxmnllnn nxpr dlled leshlan -am the appropmte federal mmt, under the
Slate Department Dcccmbnr Ext letle: the rive Commlsswner the Commlllco
Nevemher 2:) Merl the Cemmlttee camel, tho (Zolnunssion Nnvmllbor
order work together close, enepemmn and exvmd tel-minetmn omle mntmt
Inga! achn Ex. The Commlneo responded November and cxprcsscd rnmmllnwdm wlth the Commlsslon. Ex, lcchr the CDmmlLLee Dccembcz the Calumwnn asked the
CDmmlHeE Ltmpuxanly halt leuet amont Syrmn refugees Texas until
have mmlw rnquested Informarlnn and our cememe yel aomnu yreeedme
have berm appmpnmcly earn-eased. The lelm asks-d the nomlmtcee
con 3pm December intent mopexate mtll rhe Sale. The
Cumlmmw, rmplmdcd with lts mtenuon eentmue workmg Wltll Llw [edewl
guveymllom meeltle Symm Texae
IV, CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
(IOU
Dccluramxy Judgment Under [1.3.0 220172202 that
the FedEral Defendants Hav Failed Consult Regularly with Texas
Regarding the Intended Distribution) Refugees Texas Before
Placement Texas Mme, ee,l,.,wz,m
Hat The chmmtuuruu Incurpuratus the Jxlleganmw (untamed purugmuu thwgh runy sut forth hemm, The Refugee Art quu-es that the ruduml unvexnmenf shall
comm wgulavly (mt less thun quumrly) with 9mm and local govermluan
and pnvaw nunpruf): vnhlutun anencnes ucnum ning the spansux hxp prom: and
the mrvnrlvd dtstnbulimt refugefs among the Stairs lucuhutu below mm-
placement the Sta/es and luLdliucx USC 522(d)(2)(A) (emphases Ths Federal Ut-Acndnnts have hreuched tins stalutulv duty advance
mnsnllatmn wlth Texas urtvuuciug Tum {mm mmwmg aurorummu
users thu becunw poscd the refugees advance thuu- vvaT. and yutumg wnsult wnh the saw advance plarmm Ufrefugee-x Texas.
Declaratory udgmunt Under U.S.C. 220172202 that
tho. Committee Failed Breached Contruutual Duty Work Close
Cooperation and Advance Cons tatiou with Texas Bul ure Placing
Refugees Texas
21. The mmmmuu Intoxporams the allegalmns tuutuihud paragraphs through set forth heroin, The Mum Att 1930 requne that [mending refugee assxstancu local vnlunrmy agenly actlvluts should wmlucu close canp mtian and
aduam ccnmnlialw sum uud lam] gnvr rnments 5,0.
1522La){1)(B)1iu)(Emphabu added)
23. Commlum local volunteer smut undex the meumug the
Refuge Act 1980,
24. The Cummiasiou entkred intu agreement mth thu Commutee
provmc hu- refugee mash mustunce (hereinafter Refuges Cash
Assistancg Agmhm onc and agrucmltnc prnwde w-tugw 50ml sex-mos, Ext
IJmmji (,, rum Flu/mm 032:7 momma Refuge? Sana] Hnrvvrlw Agrv-vmrnt 01.11 commas Wm-
emu-Cd for good and vlllunblc wusldol allonv
25. Both contracts: mqmm Cummllm lplmule Benn
omnpllantc thh mnn-w and myth applwalwll vdural laws and mgulatluu,
acme laws and regulsunns, and Commissmn glahclcs includmg ,vi
dehvrry
slaml
(ls Ex. Ex, This ntchbsaxlly uldudes Lhe requirlzmnnt the
Refugee Act 1989 chm the Cnmmlrmn work cuapemnou and advance
consullauon mlh the, Commission. 3.0. 1522(n)(l)(B)l iu), The Commitmc ammumid ils Al/cm cuntmue work with the
federal guvcl nmnnt mmle Symm xvld folluwmg insuuc nns from
the Fudeml Delemhmrs provide mformauan llm Cummmsion mmmlt
szh (be Comnussiou advnmm nfu wing rufulgeus Tex
27, Addinmmlly, arr/wimp: 1:) (hp roopmauon mtbe mum
The Illnuumlluul muaL couyenlte fully and allow [rho Ccmmlsgmnj and a]!
apprupnate redml and mm: aucncws llwu represenm moss
client relmd buulra and suppmtmg documents pllrLdullug :enn
pmvldea Commmeo] must make Llotumunts avallablo n-asonuble
times and for reasonablu punndi the purpose Hum-chow mun onng,
audlLing, cvnluammg. Lllx. 11. This Committees conduct failuuv udbexe this
contractual requncmcm Lhat.
mus Share from exenmng police power
prom: lho safety arm madam,
28, m-slum: the Commlsion Unifnxm lllb and Candltinns,
Incorporated the umtn refel enm, 1le L111: Oamnnttee
acknowledges that lxtl breacllvs (u) allAJmpLs lhzeswm
Ixmach) ubhgdtmns nude: an; Agnewml, the sum
nreprzmbly hmmwrl Ira mmpl tcnlz yunsdmtmn nds may Commulcc] bruachca (ur llccumwd Ihl Fmened rh) any
such obllguhvms, [the Commmeel agrees LhaL any addltmnnl ndmgs
nwng dlagnm anle mum-mm undlrl/wcmc my? page urcpurllb ljury other wndluons myklmtivc nnl,
01112060 [he apprapliattr mdm mmpnltimg performume
[llle Cllmmittma] and rnmmnillc from any further httmzlms
attempted Lllwatoned breaches).
Ex. Wham lulled). Amordmuly, (he Comnuh/ee has admltfed (hat ILS dLLluns Lhu,
mstrumion the Fallow] tndnnm, my, mum (mm
contracts. Wlll cauxu Aha Slabs mepmble [mum and the appropriate remedy
order (mm cumpullmg the Cummlnee work cm- wupmuun and
advance consulmlon wlth Cummi
ion rewnmwm Ally Syrlazl
refugees: and sham 1L5 mfm muuun llml C(lmmmm has rcqucstod und
requeu, fulurc All condllions precudunl have been performed ham nmuncd. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION lhe Unmmlsmn sevks tempuraxy xesualnlng and
prelimimuy mmnmun pursuant Fed Eula Pmmvlme
parLIculax. the Commlsslon requests the Com prellmlnanly enjoin and/or any
any and all slam/gulls llcl cndum regurdmg placement. Symu mruml
Tuxlls unit-,5: and mm} Lhe Defendants uumpllcd with their afommmluuned
sLuLuLury and contractual obhzauonz cumulunc Texas bvf orc plammom and
Shining mfmmuon and working close wupelatmn and advance umwllalm
wlth the Commlssmn. Thu Commlszlon also seeks pmem the menus qua pondmg um.
0mm nal adjudlrahan declaratory Judgment clams, the sum quu bung
chm, present, the memenuuncd refugee, have 6420:1151)
IebidEnL Slam Texas, Gwen lhe fendallls lack movldmz basic
ivl mwjk ()uguwl Colllpluml mum-am;- mmm vigil
infmmatmn rvgaydmg lemma placed Tim Uuuulusslun lmiiumins (Hi blc comm the Commme rnvmmm ill rute villi
unwilllngncbb cunsull udvem mgm dlng placnmult lemma Twins information, sly canpernte, and cnliuult advanuu Willi Cummiwmi
The rcquucmimm for Rhnw nmi emem r-mpurary restraining
order and prolimmu injunction under Fndcla] Rule ClVll Pi-uueduzn
lden Clark Pvrclmvd, 312 9m, 993 (mil (in 1987). ubiuin
mmpomry restraining order 51nd prihmmmvy iniiinmon, the Commission must
show then: substantial likelihuud the Cummiannon will prevail the
merits; (limo subsunual llneat Tlla$i11(eparshleinjury Will mull lhc
uiiunclluii nul glanced: lhethmalenedmjuly Outwmalls .ilmiudllaimmlhe Defendanmmnd glantmgthe preliminary iiiiunluun will no: disserve [be public inwmzt
szlvey Algnue, 547 F.3d 535, 593 (511: Cir. 2011); Canal Am. lurida
Callaway, 459 R201 567, 572 (5th 15774) There substantial likelihood that the Plaimm will pmnil. masons alticulated Original Complaim, Plumm
demonstrated Defendamx bi- smmmyy and mmrsr-(ual liuuci [lie-ll
unw lingnoss consult advance mgmimg ylaccmom refugees Tum
shale Information and closely cacperate with the Cnmmlsswn Unilever udvanro
consulmion and cluac cuupm mlnn mean, rm; Further, right mile leniiim awk rollcfm this Court due the
failure pcrlbrmance the Committee pxpleisly provided the cunuact/
between the parties
There substantial threat that iueparahle injury will result. almul
ay, member Frldsvy, Dnr cmlxw glow)
Syuuu xetugtzne echcdulod arrive Tnxus Plnrs for the ecttiumnnt,
additional refugees Illa) lit lmlul wav. A), mentitnied herein, Plainti pus
musnnuhlu about the salt-l) anti semu lty the cilncnrv the Suite
Texas regarding these retugm Lhul leV chk rusen emem wrthm the suite The seiett and mum Lhu ulhzeuzy i.- the rightful canoem the
tnvmigr. and one many mime why Plaintiff maintains Ongomg right
run cutwezation, Communication collaboration, and candor wnh Dcfcndmirs
rcgmdmg Its
thug lbruluil nutiunule nmtmgst the Texas Citizenxy, The threatened injury Plaintit and the Stet zenry
outweigh: any threatened harm Dafundantsr stalnd alum, Pltitnti has ieasomhle cnnmrns about the satiety and
security stules minus result nfthir weeke anticipated Inscrdnm
Calvin) tenet-ea: PleuitiLr tile-ti wincerneli that Defendant Will ContuluH refusing mum]! arimntu an sham Information and work tieee cooperation with
PLaintiff pcrtnms lhc mmcclemem refugree the Stem thus causing
further lmllly. Who hrw lmmud her-m Plaintiff outweighs any hztxm Det endrme
tmm trmporury hult curtain refugeea pending detennination whether
Defenduine an: anplvulp: uith their statutory and contractual obligation:
cnnsuh edvantc wrth the State the resettlement ofmru gees the state. temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
will not disserve the public interest
Hamil/7: lgttla (mt [Juoammo lrywitln New mgr WU) and prehmmmy mnmmnn wnnm .1va Tom exemm
wmign aurhomy and pmm the
nfm mwmcs, thus saving un-
pubhc imam.
mung the pleluummy Injunction ml! nmmmm mun qun mnl
the rights and dums Lhu pmc nally deudmarm? PRAYER FOR RELIEF
The nomnnmun ruspectfnlly pemmm L112 mnl wand Lhe lolluwmg mliof
against rho Dcfondan parts Tempmw Lmiuiug Order under Ftduwl Rule
Prom-[lure cw, pmemng ths Defendann lwm rva-Ltling re, uge
Tex Dncvmh due vmmnm statutory duty
wnsult Mth the sum advance placing rtfugcm: Twas and
mummy and mnmmnnx duly owvule mmmnmn the
Comimnn Imri work clnse mnpm mmn wnh Commisslon; hearing me, Manon for thmmary Imunctiun later than
nmmbc. thmnnn Injun inu pmmnng -nduut {mm reaetrlmg
swan xelhgeey Tom 1}]: Court amnnmus Defendants complying wnh lhesr smwtuxy nnu cuuancLuul dunes Consult.
thh Tam advance plar lgepn and tr) provlde Information the Cummmsinn and work Class canpcmuon nththe Commission;
I), declaration) the haw breached Lhen nmnmry and
contractual dunes 5mm,
Flamm awmr (7mm, Tm: Merv zmdlnpmcln ermzlnenL mJunntxm) munpollmg Lhc Dulendunw cnmply mu; stalulnry erl mmmrmi? the Sum onwuqble and mummy mommy fees for [bu Pluinntf; and Such other and furthel winch (he Plainm JuSLly unmled
law and aqui
Pwmn MW/w (WWW mid ln/mmmc new
Dam]. ImL-mbu 2015.
mlmmunv sul miiwd,
KEN PAXI tunwv Geneml Tax
CHARLES ROY ALLurnEy General
BRANTLEY STARR
Deputy ALLurney General fm- Legal
Cuuusel Austin 1:, Nimocka
AUSTIN NEMOCKS
Amam Deputy Attorney General
Spa :11 Lingmjon
Tetxas 24002695
ANGFLA COIMENERO Chmf rGenoralLILmuLion
ADAM BlJTER
Assxitam Atwmoy Geneml
General ngauon Dwision
v.0, Box 12548, Capitol 5mm
Austin Texas 7871172548
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Immnf Jam/4 nmpltH J/(VUtclm ummmm mm/ THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT TEXAS
DALLAS DIVISION
III); IIL LIH AND HUMAN
SIIIIYICES COMMISSION
lemi CIVIL ACTION NO.
UNITED STATES AMERICA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ATE, JOHN KERRY his
Cxp mly CRETARV
UNITED
ARTMENT HEALTH
IIL MAN SERVIC
SYLVIA BURWILLL, hm- cial
Capamty SECI ARY
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OFl UGEE
RESET EMENT ROBERT CAREY Ins 0mm Gummy nuccwr
ofthe OFFIC REFUGEE
RESETTLEMENT and
INTERN JONAL RESCUE
COMMITT INC
Detendamsv
PLAINTIFFS VERIFIED ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY LNJIJNC IIVE RELIEF AND APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION THE HONORABLE JUDGE SAID COURT-
The Tam JJLaIth and Human SIN/Tues Commission Camxnmm
ILHSCjr beekF dcclarawry and injurwhvt mhef agamst LII LnIIed Smes
Amencs, Unned Sums Department Scam sww Depm tmmn r), John Kerry,
@er wmww WU, 1mm mm} 2];
hls NINJA] capac Semetmy Sum, Umwd suum Department Health and
Human Swim (Departmnm, 3mm uwall be! Mum cupnmw SecreLazy Health (And Human thvi Rnrugm Rmulomgm 01:!ij leerL cxal Lupnclty Dinmtu) the ucrugue Reaelllemcnh
(roncumcly, Federal Defandnm and Int/enlannnal Rename Commluee (Juununuee regarding the Federal Dcl cndunm and Commutee achns
muouhng refuge Texas wmnml wnbulhng with 1mm; warking Llum
cnnpcmuun with the Cummxssmn mqulrcd federal law and contract: with the
Cauumtwe. PARTIES Plainu Texas llvahh and Human Sauces Cummxsimm The-
Cnmmnauu the 5019, Shaw, .1342ch rcspunsihlp far Lluvelupmenl and
admmwuauon ohcfugce reselllmxmuL nux vwes Texae. Fa) purpu owns
the Commismou represents the imm (-5 (110 State 01] was. Dofcudams the Umlcd States Amrmm, United States
Dopartment sum, John Kan, his iuml capacny Sm,
.uu-y sum,
Umtcd Slums Department (>th and Human Serum, sum Bumcli 111 cial capacity Secrets Hank}: and Human Srrvu Manges
HewMvaent, uohm Carey, umml capau Ducum the fugcu Resettlement, and Immutmnul Rescue Umnummu LhE, International
Rescue Committee, Inc.
I]. JURISDICTION AND VENUE This 0mm has jumdmun pursuant 5.0 1331 became this concerns bmach statutory rcquimmem undmv 1522 that the
Moral govermm consult wulaxiy with Slams conccnnng mucnded
dmubutmn mfugm among Scam befnm Lhcu placement those
.cm n/r (Mm cwmmm Dulwu ov; 411d/iyu/ UJt/(tue/ nag:
Slates and that Int-n1 voluntary ugenc) amwtioc should hr, rouducted lms?
cooperation and ndvmnm tumultatmn mtlt Stan- governments The Plainu ulmmq derlnmtntt and 111]In(:HV( whet
autltomod 2201 nnd 2202, Rules and nfthe Ircdt RUIN Gml Pxocudnr
and the gmmral legal and eqlutdblu ptlweh lent; Cottrt. Vlmu: proper undcr all mmantzl bMausn substantia]
part. the events givulu three nlntrnr occurred the Northern Distntzr
Texas.
III. FACTUAL BACKGROUND
Texas swept: nppraxlrnntely percent all rcfugeas rescaled 1119 mted Scmasimm than any ether Stale lexas pel iurms tltrr work normn with 10031 Voluntucr ngltml help retngr-or tnnnsmnn the State and
pay for assocmtml caste. The Rbfugr Att 1080 testablnhrek deulewulk flu Collabonauon and
cooperation etnnng the federal government, the Stalks, and lace]! vnlnuteer agencies
such the annnnrtwe rerettltng mfugnos Htehltgltttng the mle the States
the [mt (hm, sertlmv mzz menttnne Styles mums. Inetenll adhormg
sLatuwrv rmework, the 13de gmemmenr and lhu emmltteo have left Texas
umniunned about, .t-rueuer Llwt could well pose security lexnnn and mul any say plans; ufxeset tlnw refugees. The Refugee Art requires that rhl federal government shull
tumult regularly (nut orten than quarterly) wttlt State .lmd local govcrnmem:
and pnvare nnnpm vlvlumary agenmes cunccrmuu the ennnsarshtn proceee and
tlte intended dietrtbutmn refugee: among the slums nna lonallhcs before meg,
placement (host: Stales Mud lotmlir use 1522ta)(2)lA) tempnneee
added). Who furthvr requxm that, prouding refugee asuslam Iucal
vulnnmry ARK RLV uLJuLies  mamswe expansion refugee from mes engulfcd ghting wnh
mm}; rm,,;,,..,z/,,; WWW amumw was.
ISIS For exmuplc, the Dlrmmr nmm mmmly (Tnngrtss that (In: [9,de
gum-mam cannot conduct elmuw chrcki Syrmn nutmnuls Dzmmr
Conley tmmm Lan qua!) nu) dambxxcs unw LUWS cums home
umhiug will Show
use W9, have remrd pnwn. Home
Repxewmalwcs Commune Humelaud Srmmry Naivanc Top
n/mmu
Contains all jag/gee meg (NW, :9, 2015), available
Impazmmme]andhuusu gov/p:
Nsmamnnsrmprincurny-nmvlak-1.011chnsVunrzefugev-
vetting]. The Assxstam Duecmr nfthe mars lemcrccnorism 1mm exmmm
his Connern Syna, the lack {mm-1m (he gxuund swim chm [he
dutnhaae wont have mfurmauon need not have
prm that them infnvmarinn. us. Hons: ormpmmnnm
Cnmmmre the Judm Goodlutw. Why 17m mmm Ignore (:mmm,
Abom Smut Refugees? (On 27, 2015), mallablw
http:/hudxuary homemv/inde n/preswrr msesllD EOIIGOSUVTTFHJADBFV
BAM-UFUH TLM. The Dixecmx Nalmnal Iuwumunw ~ummed the
woruei these federal (:numsnm rnrum (Ame dun ubvmusly puL
the like: ISIL man-m operatives among those rerugm. Nmmiq
Sumo Uf/tcmls Concerns Refugve
Wm.
13. mnmms federal government maysncly
expanding the admmsiun refugees who have maternally supported wwmm
oommmm snub lecber the Commm Novmnbcr 15> Ming appliko
Commission currently had plans Hyman rcfugccs Texas and
Texaz, unul further nuhw, refuse caopcmcc with the mser emem any
Synan refugee Texas. See Ex, The mm: mud Director the Texas
Deyartmem Puhm Safery and [he {Jr-,puly hirer-(m for Homeland SecImLy
Serviu the nepaumem ofPuhlir Safexy, Id, nrvgmnl (mph/>117? mummy (mummmmm nge phone cull between the staff the Cnmmltlrn and the
Commsmu LHL CullmlltLek mllnmed lho Coxumlsslon that ll, lntenda mettle elx
53mm lgrtss Dallas Texas ldqy, [Joccmbm Some news mqmnes have questlaned whether
hi: .memnnl ceuld
emu early lhursllm, December The Camnuwen xequl smd lllformublm
regsll dlng rr-lugvos The Cnmmltwe rospondod that the Slate Dtllmrlmenf
mfumed lllat the .equeet unmr through the SLAM: Depmmem Hera the
mfoxmallan sllaruable the Commitlco. The Comillsmn rcqucstud the lxmnllnn nxpr dlled leshlan -am the appropmte federal mmt, under the
Slate Department Dcccmbnr Ext letle: the rive Commlsswner the Commlllco
Nevemher 2:) Merl the Cemmlttee camel, tho (Zolnunssion Nnvmllbor
order work together close, enepemmn and exvmd tel-minetmn omle mntmt
Inga! achn Ex. The Commlneo responded November and cxprcsscd rnmmllnwdm wlth the Commlsslon. Ex, lcchr the CDmmlLLee Dccembcz the Calumwnn asked the
CDmmlHeE Ltmpuxanly halt leuet amont Syrmn refugees Texas until
have mmlw rnquested Informarlnn and our cememe yel aomnu yreeedme
have berm appmpnmcly earn-eased. The lelm asks-d the nomlmtcee
con 3pm December intent mopexate mtll rhe Sale. The
Cumlmmw, rmplmdcd with lts mtenuon eentmue workmg Wltll Llw [edewl
guveymllom meeltle Symm Texae
IV, CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
(IOU
Dccluramxy Judgment Under [1.3.0 220172202 that
the FedEral Defendants Hav Failed Consult Regularly with Texas
Regarding the Intended Distribution) Refugees Texas Before
Placement Texas Mme, ee,l,.,wz,m
Hat The chmmtuuruu Incurpuratus the Jxlleganmw (untamed purugmuu thwgh runy sut forth hemm, The Refugee Art quu-es that the ruduml unvexnmenf shall
comm wgulavly (mt less thun quumrly) with 9mm and local govermluan
and pnvaw nunpruf): vnhlutun anencnes ucnum ning the spansux hxp prom: and
the mrvnrlvd dtstnbulimt refugefs among the Stairs lucuhutu below mm-
placement the Sta/es and luLdliucx USC 522(d)(2)(A) (emphases Ths Federal Ut-Acndnnts have hreuched tins stalutulv duty advance
mnsnllatmn wlth Texas urtvuuciug Tum {mm mmwmg aurorummu
users thu becunw poscd the refugees advance thuu- vvaT. and yutumg wnsult wnh the saw advance plarmm Ufrefugee-x Texas.
Declaratory udgmunt Under U.S.C. 220172202 that
tho. Committee Failed Breached Contruutual Duty Work Close
Cooperation and Advance Cons tatiou with Texas Bul ure Placing
Refugees Texas
21. The mmmmuu Intoxporams the allegalmns tuutuihud paragraphs through set forth heroin, The Mum Att 1930 requne that [mending refugee assxstancu local vnlunrmy agenly actlvluts should wmlucu close canp mtian and
aduam ccnmnlialw sum uud lam] gnvr rnments 5,0.
1522La){1)(B)1iu)(Emphabu added)
23. Commlum local volunteer smut undex the meumug the
Refuge Act 1980,
24. The Cummiasiou entkred intu agreement mth thu Commutee
provmc hu- refugee mash mustunce (hereinafter Refuges Cash
Assistancg Agmhm onc and agrucmltnc prnwde w-tugw 50ml sex-mos, Ext
IJmmji (,, rum Flu/mm 032:7 momma Refuge? Sana] Hnrvvrlw Agrv-vmrnt 01.11 commas Wm-
emu-Cd for good and vlllunblc wusldol allonv
25. Both contracts: mqmm Cummllm lplmule Benn
omnpllantc thh mnn-w and myth applwalwll vdural laws and mgulatluu,
acme laws and regulsunns, and Commissmn glahclcs includmg ,vi
dehvrry
slaml
(ls Ex. Ex, This ntchbsaxlly uldudes Lhe requirlzmnnt the
Refugee Act 1989 chm the Cnmmlrmn work cuapemnou and advance
consullauon mlh the, Commission. 3.0. 1522(n)(l)(B)l iu), The Commitmc ammumid ils Al/cm cuntmue work with the
federal guvcl nmnnt mmle Symm xvld folluwmg insuuc nns from
the Fudeml Delemhmrs provide mformauan llm Cummmsion mmmlt
szh (be Comnussiou advnmm nfu wing rufulgeus Tex
27, Addinmmlly, arr/wimp: 1:) (hp roopmauon mtbe mum
The Illnuumlluul muaL couyenlte fully and allow [rho Ccmmlsgmnj and a]!
apprupnate redml and mm: aucncws llwu represenm moss
client relmd buulra and suppmtmg documents pllrLdullug :enn
pmvldea Commmeo] must make Llotumunts avallablo n-asonuble
times and for reasonablu punndi the purpose Hum-chow mun onng,
audlLing, cvnluammg. Lllx. 11. This Committees conduct failuuv udbexe this
contractual requncmcm Lhat.
mus Share from exenmng police power
prom: lho safety arm madam,
28, m-slum: the Commlsion Unifnxm lllb and Candltinns,
Incorporated the umtn refel enm, 1le L111: Oamnnttee
acknowledges that lxtl breacllvs (u) allAJmpLs lhzeswm
Ixmach) ubhgdtmns nude: an; Agnewml, the sum
nreprzmbly hmmwrl Ira mmpl tcnlz yunsdmtmn nds may Commulcc] bruachca (ur llccumwd Ihl Fmened rh) any
such obllguhvms, [the Commmeel agrees LhaL any addltmnnl ndmgs
nwng dlagnm anle mum-mm undlrl/wcmc my? page urcpurllb ljury other wndluons myklmtivc nnl,
01112060 [he apprapliattr mdm mmpnltimg performume
[llle Cllmmittma] and rnmmnillc from any further httmzlms
attempted Lllwatoned breaches).
Ex. Wham lulled). Amordmuly, (he Comnuh/ee has admltfed (hat ILS dLLluns Lhu,
mstrumion the Fallow] tndnnm, my, mum (mm
contracts. Wlll cauxu Aha Slabs mepmble [mum and the appropriate remedy
order (mm cumpullmg the Cummlnee work cm- wupmuun and
advance consulmlon wlth Cummi
ion rewnmwm Ally Syrlazl
refugees: and sham 1L5 mfm muuun llml C(lmmmm has rcqucstod und
requeu, fulurc All condllions precudunl have been performed ham nmuncd. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION lhe Unmmlsmn sevks tempuraxy xesualnlng and
prelimimuy mmnmun pursuant Fed Eula Pmmvlme
parLIculax. the Commlsslon requests the Com prellmlnanly enjoin and/or any
any and all slam/gulls llcl cndum regurdmg placement. Symu mruml
Tuxlls unit-,5: and mm} Lhe Defendants uumpllcd with their afommmluuned
sLuLuLury and contractual obhzauonz cumulunc Texas bvf orc plammom and
Shining mfmmuon and working close wupelatmn and advance umwllalm
wlth the Commlssmn. Thu Commlszlon also seeks pmem the menus qua pondmg um.
0mm nal adjudlrahan declaratory Judgment clams, the sum quu bung
chm, present, the memenuuncd refugee, have 6420:1151)
IebidEnL Slam Texas, Gwen lhe fendallls lack movldmz basic
ivl mwjk ()uguwl Colllpluml mum-am;- mmm vigil
infmmatmn rvgaydmg lemma placed Tim Uuuulusslun lmiiumins (Hi blc comm the Commme rnvmmm ill rute villi
unwilllngncbb cunsull udvem mgm dlng placnmult lemma Twins information, sly canpernte, and cnliuult advanuu Willi Cummiwmi
The rcquucmimm for Rhnw nmi emem r-mpurary restraining
order and prolimmu injunction under Fndcla] Rule ClVll Pi-uueduzn
lden Clark Pvrclmvd, 312 9m, 993 (mil (in 1987). ubiuin
mmpomry restraining order 51nd prihmmmvy iniiinmon, the Commission must
show then: substantial likelihuud the Cummiannon will prevail the
merits; (limo subsunual llneat Tlla$i11(eparshleinjury Will mull lhc
uiiunclluii nul glanced: lhethmalenedmjuly Outwmalls .ilmiudllaimmlhe Defendanmmnd glantmgthe preliminary iiiiunluun will no: disserve [be public inwmzt
szlvey Algnue, 547 F.3d 535, 593 (511: Cir. 2011); Canal Am. lurida
Callaway, 459 R201 567, 572 (5th 15774) There substantial likelihood that the Plaimm will pmnil. masons alticulated Original Complaim, Plumm
demonstrated Defendamx bi- smmmyy and mmrsr-(ual liuuci [lie-ll
unw lingnoss consult advance mgmimg ylaccmom refugees Tum
shale Information and closely cacperate with the Cnmmlsswn Unilever udvanro
consulmion and cluac cuupm mlnn mean, rm; Further, right mile leniiim awk rollcfm this Court due the
failure pcrlbrmance the Committee pxpleisly provided the cunuact/
between the parties
There substantial threat that iueparahle injury will result. almul
ay, member Frldsvy, Dnr cmlxw glow)
Syuuu xetugtzne echcdulod arrive Tnxus Plnrs for the ecttiumnnt,
additional refugees Illa) lit lmlul wav. A), mentitnied herein, Plainti pus
musnnuhlu about the salt-l) anti semu lty the cilncnrv the Suite
Texas regarding these retugm Lhul leV chk rusen emem wrthm the suite The seiett and mum Lhu ulhzeuzy i.- the rightful canoem the
tnvmigr. and one many mime why Plaintiff maintains Ongomg right
run cutwezation, Communication collaboration, and candor wnh Dcfcndmirs
rcgmdmg Its
thug lbruluil nutiunule nmtmgst the Texas Citizenxy, The threatened injury Plaintit and the Stet zenry
outweigh: any threatened harm Dafundantsr stalnd alum, Pltitnti has ieasomhle cnnmrns about the satiety and
security stules minus result nfthir weeke anticipated Inscrdnm
Calvin) tenet-ea: PleuitiLr tile-ti wincerneli that Defendant Will ContuluH refusing mum]! arimntu an sham Information and work tieee cooperation with
PLaintiff pcrtnms lhc mmcclemem refugree the Stem thus causing
further lmllly. Who hrw lmmud her-m Plaintiff outweighs any hztxm Det endrme
tmm trmporury hult curtain refugeea pending detennination whether
Defenduine an: anplvulp: uith their statutory and contractual obligation:
cnnsuh edvantc wrth the State the resettlement ofmru gees the state. temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
will not disserve the public interest
Hamil/7: lgttla (mt [Juoammo lrywitln New mgr WU) and prehmmmy mnmmnn wnnm .1va Tom exemm
wmign aurhomy and pmm the
nfm mwmcs, thus saving un-
pubhc imam.
mung the pleluummy Injunction ml! nmmmm mun qun mnl
the rights and dums Lhu pmc nally deudmarm? PRAYER FOR RELIEF
The nomnnmun ruspectfnlly pemmm L112 mnl wand Lhe lolluwmg mliof
against rho Dcfondan parts Tempmw Lmiuiug Order under Ftduwl Rule
Prom-[lure cw, pmemng ths Defendann lwm rva-Ltling re, uge
Tex Dncvmh due vmmnm statutory duty
wnsult Mth the sum advance placing rtfugcm: Twas and
mummy and mnmmnnx duly owvule mmmnmn the
Comimnn Imri work clnse mnpm mmn wnh Commisslon; hearing me, Manon for thmmary Imunctiun later than
nmmbc. thmnnn Injun inu pmmnng -nduut {mm reaetrlmg
swan xelhgeey Tom 1}]: Court amnnmus Defendants complying wnh lhesr smwtuxy nnu cuuancLuul dunes Consult.
thh Tam advance plar lgepn and tr) provlde Information the Cummmsinn and work Class canpcmuon nththe Commission;
I), declaration) the haw breached Lhen nmnmry and
contractual dunes 5mm,
Flamm awmr (7mm, Tm: Merv zmdlnpmcln ermzlnenL mJunntxm) munpollmg Lhc Dulendunw cnmply mu; stalulnry erl mmmrmi? the Sum onwuqble and mummy mommy fees for [bu Pluinntf; and Such other and furthel winch (he Plainm JuSLly unmled
law and aqui
Pwmn MW/w (WWW mid ln/mmmc new
Dam]. ImL-mbu 2015.
mlmmunv sul miiwd,
KEN PAXI tunwv Geneml Tax
CHARLES ROY ALLurnEy General
BRANTLEY STARR
Deputy ALLurney General fm- Legal
Cuuusel Austin 1:, Nimocka
AUSTIN NEMOCKS
Amam Deputy Attorney General
Spa :11 Lingmjon
Tetxas 24002695
ANGFLA COIMENERO Chmf rGenoralLILmuLion
ADAM BlJTER
Assxitam Atwmoy Geneml
General ngauon Dwision
v.0, Box 12548, Capitol 5mm
Austin Texas 7871172548
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Immnf Jam/4 nmpltH J/(VUtclm ummmm mm/ THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT TEXAS
DALLAS DIVISION
III); IIL LIH AND HUMAN
SIIIIYICES COMMISSION
lemi CIVIL ACTION NO.
UNITED STATES AMERICA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ATE, JOHN KERRY his
Cxp mly CRETARV
UNITED
ARTMENT HEALTH
IIL MAN SERVIC
SYLVIA BURWILLL, hm- cial
Capamty SECI ARY
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OFl UGEE
RESET EMENT ROBERT CAREY Ins 0mm Gummy nuccwr
ofthe OFFIC REFUGEE
RESETTLEMENT and
INTERN JONAL RESCUE
COMMITT INC
Detendamsv
PLAINTIFFS VERIFIED ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY LNJIJNC IIVE RELIEF AND APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION THE HONORABLE JUDGE SAID COURT-
The Tam JJLaIth and Human SIN/Tues Commission Camxnmm
ILHSCjr beekF dcclarawry and injurwhvt mhef agamst LII LnIIed Smes
Amencs, Unned Sums Department Scam sww Depm tmmn r), John Kerry,
@er wmww WU, 1mm mm} 2];
hls NINJA] capac Semetmy Sum, Umwd suum Department Health and
Human Swim (Departmnm, 3mm uwall be! Mum cupnmw SecreLazy Health (And Human thvi Rnrugm Rmulomgm 01:!ij leerL cxal Lupnclty Dinmtu) the ucrugue Reaelllemcnh
(roncumcly, Federal Defandnm and Int/enlannnal Rename Commluee (Juununuee regarding the Federal Dcl cndunm and Commutee achns
muouhng refuge Texas wmnml wnbulhng with 1mm; warking Llum
cnnpcmuun with the Cummxssmn mqulrcd federal law and contract: with the
Cauumtwe. PARTIES Plainu Texas llvahh and Human Sauces Cummxsimm The-
Cnmmnauu the 5019, Shaw, .1342ch rcspunsihlp far Lluvelupmenl and
admmwuauon ohcfugce reselllmxmuL nux vwes Texae. Fa) purpu owns
the Commismou represents the imm (-5 (110 State 01] was. Dofcudams the Umlcd States Amrmm, United States
Dopartment sum, John Kan, his iuml capacny Sm,
.uu-y sum,
Umtcd Slums Department (>th and Human Serum, sum Bumcli 111 cial capacity Secrets Hank}: and Human Srrvu Manges
HewMvaent, uohm Carey, umml capau Ducum the fugcu Resettlement, and Immutmnul Rescue Umnummu LhE, International
Rescue Committee, Inc.
I]. JURISDICTION AND VENUE This 0mm has jumdmun pursuant 5.0 1331 became this concerns bmach statutory rcquimmem undmv 1522 that the
Moral govermm consult wulaxiy with Slams conccnnng mucnded
dmubutmn mfugm among Scam befnm Lhcu placement those
.cm n/r (Mm cwmmm Dulwu ov; 411d/iyu/ UJt/(tue/ nag:
Slates and that Int-n1 voluntary ugenc) amwtioc should hr, rouducted lms?
cooperation and ndvmnm tumultatmn mtlt Stan- governments The Plainu ulmmq derlnmtntt and 111]In(:HV( whet
autltomod 2201 nnd 2202, Rules and nfthe Ircdt RUIN Gml Pxocudnr
and the gmmral legal and eqlutdblu ptlweh lent; Cottrt. Vlmu: proper undcr all mmantzl bMausn substantia]
part. the events givulu three nlntrnr occurred the Northern Distntzr
Texas.
III. FACTUAL BACKGROUND
Texas swept: nppraxlrnntely percent all rcfugeas rescaled 1119 mted Scmasimm than any ether Stale lexas pel iurms tltrr work normn with 10031 Voluntucr ngltml help retngr-or tnnnsmnn the State and
pay for assocmtml caste. The Rbfugr Att 1080 testablnhrek deulewulk flu Collabonauon and
cooperation etnnng the federal government, the Stalks, and lace]! vnlnuteer agencies
such the annnnrtwe rerettltng mfugnos Htehltgltttng the mle the States
the [mt (hm, sertlmv mzz menttnne Styles mums. Inetenll adhormg
sLatuwrv rmework, the 13de gmemmenr and lhu emmltteo have left Texas
umniunned about, .t-rueuer Llwt could well pose security lexnnn and mul any say plans; ufxeset tlnw refugees. The Refugee Art requires that rhl federal government shull
tumult regularly (nut orten than quarterly) wttlt State .lmd local govcrnmem:
and pnvare nnnpm vlvlumary agenmes cunccrmuu the ennnsarshtn proceee and
tlte intended dietrtbutmn refugee: among the slums nna lonallhcs before meg,
placement (host: Stales Mud lotmlir use 1522ta)(2)lA) tempnneee
added). Who furthvr requxm that, prouding refugee asuslam Iucal
vulnnmry ARK RLV uLJuLies  mamswe expansion refugee from mes engulfcd ghting wnh
mm}; rm,,;,,..,z/,,; WWW amumw was.
ISIS For exmuplc, the Dlrmmr nmm mmmly (Tnngrtss that (In: [9,de
gum-mam cannot conduct elmuw chrcki Syrmn nutmnuls Dzmmr
Conley tmmm Lan qua!) nu) dambxxcs unw LUWS cums home
umhiug will Show
use W9, have remrd pnwn. Home
Repxewmalwcs Commune Humelaud Srmmry Naivanc Top
n/mmu
Contains all jag/gee meg (NW, :9, 2015), available
Impazmmme]andhuusu gov/p:
Nsmamnnsrmprincurny-nmvlak-1.011chnsVunrzefugev-
vetting]. The Assxstam Duecmr nfthe mars lemcrccnorism 1mm exmmm
his Connern Syna, the lack {mm-1m (he gxuund swim chm [he
dutnhaae wont have mfurmauon need not have
prm that them infnvmarinn. us. Hons: ormpmmnnm
Cnmmmre the Judm Goodlutw. Why 17m mmm Ignore (:mmm,
Abom Smut Refugees? (On 27, 2015), mallablw
http:/hudxuary homemv/inde n/preswrr msesllD EOIIGOSUVTTFHJADBFV
BAM-UFUH TLM. The Dixecmx Nalmnal Iuwumunw ~ummed the
woruei these federal (:numsnm rnrum (Ame dun ubvmusly puL
the like: ISIL man-m operatives among those rerugm. Nmmiq
Sumo Uf/tcmls Concerns Refugve
Wm.
13. mnmms federal government maysncly
expanding the admmsiun refugees who have maternally supported wwmm
oommmm snub lecber the Commm Novmnbcr 15> Ming appliko
Commission currently had plans Hyman rcfugccs Texas and
Texaz, unul further nuhw, refuse caopcmcc with the mser emem any
Synan refugee Texas. See Ex, The mm: mud Director the Texas
Deyartmem Puhm Safery and [he {Jr-,puly hirer-(m for Homeland SecImLy
Serviu the nepaumem ofPuhlir Safexy, Id, nrvgmnl (mph/>117? mummy (mummmmm nge phone cull between the staff the Cnmmltlrn and the
Commsmu LHL CullmlltLek mllnmed lho Coxumlsslon that ll, lntenda mettle elx
53mm lgrtss Dallas Texas ldqy, [Joccmbm Some news mqmnes have questlaned whether
hi: .memnnl ceuld
emu early lhursllm, December The Camnuwen xequl smd lllformublm
regsll dlng rr-lugvos The Cnmmltwe rospondod that the Slate Dtllmrlmenf
mfumed lllat the .equeet unmr through the SLAM: Depmmem Hera the
mfoxmallan sllaruable the Commitlco. The Comillsmn rcqucstud the lxmnllnn nxpr dlled leshlan -am the appropmte federal mmt, under the
Slate Department Dcccmbnr Ext letle: the rive Commlsswner the Commlllco
Nevemher 2:) Merl the Cemmlttee camel, tho (Zolnunssion Nnvmllbor
order work together close, enepemmn and exvmd tel-minetmn omle mntmt
Inga! achn Ex. The Commlneo responded November and cxprcsscd rnmmllnwdm wlth the Commlsslon. Ex, lcchr the CDmmlLLee Dccembcz the Calumwnn asked the
CDmmlHeE Ltmpuxanly halt leuet amont Syrmn refugees Texas until
have mmlw rnquested Informarlnn and our cememe yel aomnu yreeedme
have berm appmpnmcly earn-eased. The lelm asks-d the nomlmtcee
con 3pm December intent mopexate mtll rhe Sale. The
Cumlmmw, rmplmdcd with lts mtenuon eentmue workmg Wltll Llw [edewl
guveymllom meeltle Symm Texae
IV, CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
(IOU
Dccluramxy Judgment Under [1.3.0 220172202 that
the FedEral Defendants Hav Failed Consult Regularly with Texas
Regarding the Intended Distribution) Refugees Texas Before
Placement Texas Mme, ee,l,.,wz,m
Hat The chmmtuuruu Incurpuratus the Jxlleganmw (untamed purugmuu thwgh runy sut forth hemm, The Refugee Art quu-es that the ruduml unvexnmenf shall
comm wgulavly (mt less thun quumrly) with 9mm and local govermluan
and pnvaw nunpruf): vnhlutun anencnes ucnum ning the spansux hxp prom: and
the mrvnrlvd dtstnbulimt refugefs among the Stairs lucuhutu below mm-
placement the Sta/es and luLdliucx USC 522(d)(2)(A) (emphases Ths Federal Ut-Acndnnts have hreuched tins stalutulv duty advance
mnsnllatmn wlth Texas urtvuuciug Tum {mm mmwmg aurorummu
users thu becunw poscd the refugees advance thuu- vvaT. and yutumg wnsult wnh the saw advance plarmm Ufrefugee-x Texas.
Declaratory udgmunt Under U.S.C. 220172202 that
tho. Committee Failed Breached Contruutual Duty Work Close
Cooperation and Advance Cons tatiou with Texas Bul ure Placing
Refugees Texas
21. The mmmmuu Intoxporams the allegalmns tuutuihud paragraphs through set forth heroin, The Mum Att 1930 requne that [mending refugee assxstancu local vnlunrmy agenly actlvluts should wmlucu close canp mtian and
aduam ccnmnlialw sum uud lam] gnvr rnments 5,0.
1522La){1)(B)1iu)(Emphabu added)
23. Commlum local volunteer smut undex the meumug the
Refuge Act 1980,
24. The Cummiasiou entkred intu agreement mth thu Commutee
provmc hu- refugee mash mustunce (hereinafter Refuges Cash
Assistancg Agmhm onc and agrucmltnc prnwde w-tugw 50ml sex-mos, Ext
IJmmji (,, rum Flu/mm 032:7 momma Refuge? Sana] Hnrvvrlw Agrv-vmrnt 01.11 commas Wm-
emu-Cd for good and vlllunblc wusldol allonv
25. Both contracts: mqmm Cummllm lplmule Benn
omnpllantc thh mnn-w and myth applwalwll vdural laws and mgulatluu,
acme laws and regulsunns, and Commissmn glahclcs includmg ,vi
dehvrry
slaml
(ls Ex. Ex, This ntchbsaxlly uldudes Lhe requirlzmnnt the
Refugee Act 1989 chm the Cnmmlrmn work cuapemnou and advance
consullauon mlh the, Commission. 3.0. 1522(n)(l)(B)l iu), The Commitmc ammumid ils Al/cm cuntmue work with the
federal guvcl nmnnt mmle Symm xvld folluwmg insuuc nns from
the Fudeml Delemhmrs provide mformauan llm Cummmsion mmmlt
szh (be Comnussiou advnmm nfu wing rufulgeus Tex
27, Addinmmlly, arr/wimp: 1:) (hp roopmauon mtbe mum
The Illnuumlluul muaL couyenlte fully and allow [rho Ccmmlsgmnj and a]!
apprupnate redml and mm: aucncws llwu represenm moss
client relmd buulra and suppmtmg documents pllrLdullug :enn
pmvldea Commmeo] must make Llotumunts avallablo n-asonuble
times and for reasonablu punndi the purpose Hum-chow mun onng,
audlLing, cvnluammg. Lllx. 11. This Committees conduct failuuv udbexe this
contractual requncmcm Lhat.
mus Share from exenmng police power
prom: lho safety arm madam,
28, m-slum: the Commlsion Unifnxm lllb and Candltinns,
Incorporated the umtn refel enm, 1le L111: Oamnnttee
acknowledges that lxtl breacllvs (u) allAJmpLs lhzeswm
Ixmach) ubhgdtmns nude: an; Agnewml, the sum
nreprzmbly hmmwrl Ira mmpl tcnlz yunsdmtmn nds may Commulcc] bruachca (ur llccumwd Ihl Fmened rh) any
such obllguhvms, [the Commmeel agrees LhaL any addltmnnl ndmgs
nwng dlagnm anle mum-mm undlrl/wcmc my? page urcpurllb ljury other wndluons myklmtivc nnl,
01112060 [he apprapliattr mdm mmpnltimg performume
[llle Cllmmittma] and rnmmnillc from any further httmzlms
attempted Lllwatoned breaches).
Ex. Wham lulled). Amordmuly, (he Comnuh/ee has admltfed (hat ILS dLLluns Lhu,
mstrumion the Fallow] tndnnm, my, mum (mm
contracts. Wlll cauxu Aha Slabs mepmble [mum and the appropriate remedy
order (mm cumpullmg the Cummlnee work cm- wupmuun and
advance consulmlon wlth Cummi
ion rewnmwm Ally Syrlazl
refugees: and sham 1L5 mfm muuun llml C(lmmmm has rcqucstod und
requeu, fulurc All condllions precudunl have been performed ham nmuncd. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION lhe Unmmlsmn sevks tempuraxy xesualnlng and
prelimimuy mmnmun pursuant Fed Eula Pmmvlme
parLIculax. the Commlsslon requests the Com prellmlnanly enjoin and/or any
any and all slam/gulls llcl cndum regurdmg placement. Symu mruml
Tuxlls unit-,5: and mm} Lhe Defendants uumpllcd with their afommmluuned
sLuLuLury and contractual obhzauonz cumulunc Texas bvf orc plammom and
Shining mfmmuon and working close wupelatmn and advance umwllalm
wlth the Commlssmn. Thu Commlszlon also seeks pmem the menus qua pondmg um.
0mm nal adjudlrahan declaratory Judgment clams, the sum quu bung
chm, present, the memenuuncd refugee, have 6420:1151)
IebidEnL Slam Texas, Gwen lhe fendallls lack movldmz basic
ivl mwjk ()uguwl Colllpluml mum-am;- mmm vigil
infmmatmn rvgaydmg lemma placed Tim Uuuulusslun lmiiumins (Hi blc comm the Commme rnvmmm ill rute villi
unwilllngncbb cunsull udvem mgm dlng placnmult lemma Twins information, sly canpernte, and cnliuult advanuu Willi Cummiwmi
The rcquucmimm for Rhnw nmi emem r-mpurary restraining
order and prolimmu injunction under Fndcla] Rule ClVll Pi-uueduzn
lden Clark Pvrclmvd, 312 9m, 993 (mil (in 1987). ubiuin
mmpomry restraining order 51nd prihmmmvy iniiinmon, the Commission must
show then: substantial likelihuud the Cummiannon will prevail the
merits; (limo subsunual llneat Tlla$i11(eparshleinjury Will mull lhc
uiiunclluii nul glanced: lhethmalenedmjuly Outwmalls .ilmiudllaimmlhe Defendanmmnd glantmgthe preliminary iiiiunluun will no: disserve [be public inwmzt
szlvey Algnue, 547 F.3d 535, 593 (511: Cir. 2011); Canal Am. lurida
Callaway, 459 R201 567, 572 (5th 15774) There substantial likelihood that the Plaimm will pmnil. masons alticulated Original Complaim, Plumm
demonstrated Defendamx bi- smmmyy and mmrsr-(ual liuuci [lie-ll
unw lingnoss consult advance mgmimg ylaccmom refugees Tum
shale Information and closely cacperate with the Cnmmlsswn Unilever udvanro
consulmion and cluac cuupm mlnn mean, rm; Further, right mile leniiim awk rollcfm this Court due the
failure pcrlbrmance the Committee pxpleisly provided the cunuact/
between the parties
There substantial threat that iueparahle injury will result. almul
ay, member Frldsvy, Dnr cmlxw glow)
Syuuu xetugtzne echcdulod arrive Tnxus Plnrs for the ecttiumnnt,
additional refugees Illa) lit lmlul wav. A), mentitnied herein, Plainti pus
musnnuhlu about the salt-l) anti semu lty the cilncnrv the Suite
Texas regarding these retugm Lhul leV chk rusen emem wrthm the suite The seiett and mum Lhu ulhzeuzy i.- the rightful canoem the
tnvmigr. and one many mime why Plaintiff maintains Ongomg right
run cutwezation, Communication collaboration, and candor wnh Dcfcndmirs
rcgmdmg Its
thug lbruluil nutiunule nmtmgst the Texas Citizenxy, The threatened injury Plaintit and the Stet zenry
outweigh: any threatened harm Dafundantsr stalnd alum, Pltitnti has ieasomhle cnnmrns about the satiety and
security stules minus result nfthir weeke anticipated Inscrdnm
Calvin) tenet-ea: PleuitiLr tile-ti wincerneli that Defendant Will ContuluH refusing mum]! arimntu an sham Information and work tieee cooperation with
PLaintiff pcrtnms lhc mmcclemem refugree the Stem thus causing
further lmllly. Who hrw lmmud her-m Plaintiff outweighs any hztxm Det endrme
tmm trmporury hult curtain refugeea pending detennination whether
Defenduine an: anplvulp: uith their statutory and contractual obligation:
cnnsuh edvantc wrth the State the resettlement ofmru gees the state. temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
will not disserve the public interest
Hamil/7: lgttla (mt [Juoammo lrywitln New mgr WU) and prehmmmy mnmmnn wnnm .1va Tom exemm
wmign aurhomy and pmm the
nfm mwmcs, thus saving un-
pubhc imam.
mung the pleluummy Injunction ml! nmmmm mun qun mnl
the rights and dums Lhu pmc nally deudmarm? PRAYER FOR RELIEF
The nomnnmun ruspectfnlly pemmm L112 mnl wand Lhe lolluwmg mliof
against rho Dcfondan parts Tempmw Lmiuiug Order under Ftduwl Rule
Prom-[lure cw, pmemng ths Defendann lwm rva-Ltling re, uge
Tex Dncvmh due vmmnm statutory duty
wnsult Mth the sum advance placing rtfugcm: Twas and
mummy and mnmmnnx duly owvule mmmnmn the
Comimnn Imri work clnse mnpm mmn wnh Commisslon; hearing me, Manon for thmmary Imunctiun later than
nmmbc. thmnnn Injun inu pmmnng -nduut {mm reaetrlmg
swan xelhgeey Tom 1}]: Court amnnmus Defendants complying wnh lhesr smwtuxy nnu cuuancLuul dunes Consult.
thh Tam advance plar lgepn and tr) provlde Information the Cummmsinn and work Class canpcmuon nththe Commission;
I), declaration) the haw breached Lhen nmnmry and
contractual dunes 5mm,
Flamm awmr (7mm, Tm: Merv zmdlnpmcln ermzlnenL mJunntxm) munpollmg Lhc Dulendunw cnmply mu; stalulnry erl mmmrmi? the Sum onwuqble and mummy mommy fees for [bu Pluinntf; and Such other and furthel winch (he Plainm JuSLly unmled
law and aqui
Pwmn MW/w (WWW mid ln/mmmc new
Dam]. ImL-mbu 2015.
mlmmunv sul miiwd,
KEN PAXI tunwv Geneml Tax
CHARLES ROY ALLurnEy General
BRANTLEY STARR
Deputy ALLurney General fm- Legal
Cuuusel Austin 1:, Nimocka
AUSTIN NEMOCKS
Amam Deputy Attorney General
Spa :11 Lingmjon
Tetxas 24002695
ANGFLA COIMENERO Chmf rGenoralLILmuLion
ADAM BlJTER
Assxitam Atwmoy Geneml
General ngauon Dwision
v.0, Box 12548, Capitol 5mm
Austin Texas 7871172548
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Immnf Jam/4 nmpltH J/(VUtclm ummmm mm/