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 »

New Security Rules Take Effect on U.S.-Bound Flights

New security measures for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights took effect today, with airline personnel conducting short interviews with travelers at check-in or the boarding gate. The directive was announced by the Trump administration in July as an alternative to banning laptops and other electronic devices from the cabin of inbound flights to the U.S…. Read more »

TSA to Impose Stricter Carry-On Screening

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will require airline passengers to remove all electronic items larger than a mobile phone from carry-on baggage for screening. Previous rules required only laptops to be removed for separate screening. The stricter security rules have been in place at 10 U.S. airports as part of a pilot program,… Read more »

Laptop Ban Ended on Middle East Flights

The U.S. on Wednesday ended a four-month ban on laptops and other large electronic devices in the cabins of U.S.-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The ban was initiated in March after U.S. officials cited intelligence that terrorists were potentially working on concealing explosives in laptops and other larger… Read more »