Judge asks Trump to respond to lawsuit filed by Dane County man

A federal judge has asked the Trump administration to respond to a lawsuit filed by a Syrian refugee now living in Dane County.

In an order filed Tuesday afternoon, Judge William Conley gave U.S. attorneys a deadline of noon on Friday to answer three questions about the case, in which a Syrian man who has legal asylum in the United States has asked for asylum for his wife and daughter, who are still in Aleppo.

The judge wants to know the status of the family’s asylum application, whether the U.S. government has stopped processing applications, and whether a recent federal court case in Washington State on the travel ban applies to refugee vetting.

Conley is also allowing the refugee’s case to proceed anonymously because of fear of retaliation.

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