Visit U.S. Coalition Comments on Visa Screening

ASAE and other members of the Visit U.S. Coalition jointly submitted comments this week on the State Department’s plans to heighten its scrutiny of U.S. visa applicants’ social media histories, a move which would affect more than 14 million people a year. The proposed new rules from the State Department would require visa applicants to… Read more »

State Dept Proposes Stricter Visa Screening

The Trump administration last week announced plans to heighten its scrutiny of U.S. visa applicants’ social media histories, a move which would affect nearly 15 million people a year. The proposed new rules from the State Department would require visa applicants to disclose details about their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts, as… Read more »

ASAE Joins Visit U.S. Coalition

ASAE has joined the U.S. Travel Association and other pro-travel groups to launch the Visit U.S. Coalition, whose aim is to work with the administration to reverse the decline in international travel to the U.S. Research prepared by U.S. Travel shows that while global travel has increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, the U.S…. Read more »

Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban to Be Enforced

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration’s revised travel ban to be enforced while legal challenges proceed in the lower courts. The court’s opinion is “a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement. “We are pleased to have defended this order… Read more »

Court Allows Latest Travel Ban to Take Effect

A federal appeals court in California on Monday allowed President Trump’s latest travel ban to partly take effect, excluding people from six mostly-Muslim countries who have a “bona fide relationship” in the U.S. In a brief two-paragraph order, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the travel ban… Read more »