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 »

Trump Orders DHS to Step Up Extreme Vetting

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan this week, President Trump said he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to boost its “extreme vetting” procedures for foreign nationals seeking entry to the U.S. Trump said the alleged driver in Tuesday’s truck attack that killed eight people and injured 11 in New York City entered… Read more »

Courts Block Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Maryland yesterday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban, following a similar order earlier in the week by a judge in Hawaii. The third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban was announced in September and would have banned travelers from six mostly-Muslim countries… Read more »

White House Expands Travel Ban

The Trump administration updated and expanded its travel ban Sunday night, hours before it was set to expire. The new rules now apply to visitors from eight countries – including two that do not have majority-Muslim populations. Trump’s original travel ban, signed as an executive order at the beginning of his presidency, was criticized in… Read more »