Over the past few weeks, a U.S. District Court in Seattle has handed down several rulings against lifting an injunction against the administration's barring of certain refugees from entering the US. This case involved a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in Seattle on behalf of organizations working to help refugees and their families.

Lisa Nowlin, from the Washington State ACLU's legal team, explained the rulings in more detail, as well as what they mean for refugees living in limbo and the organizations trying to help reunite them with their families.

Connect with the Washington State chapter of the ACLU on Facebook and Twitter: @ACLU_WA

Here's a list of upcoming ACLU workshops:

CAIR-WA Bystander Intervention Training

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm at Courtyard Marriott in Seattle

Have you ever wondered how to intervene if you saw someone being harassed because of their religious identity or for any other reason? This training will teach you how to engage in situations of public harassment and violence without escalating the danger.

Make Your Voice Heard: MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Seattle University Student Center, Room 160

This Kids4Peace workshop empowers youth to speak out publicly against Islamophobia and Antisemitism, while also building relationships between diverse communities

MLK Day Celebration and March

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm at Garfield High School

Sign up to march with the ACLU at the 36th Anniversary Commemoration of MLK DAY: Take a Knee for Justice, with Opportunity Fair, Workshops, Rally and March.