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 »

Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments on Travel Ban

Judges on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel sounded highly skeptical Aug. 28 of the Trump administration’s efforts to deny grandparents an exemption from Trump’s travel ban executive order. A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments this week on how the travel ban can be implemented while affected parties await a… Read more »

Supreme Court Allows Exemptions in Travel Ban

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its temporary refugee ban, but said it must allow broader exemptions to the travel ban order for extended family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles. This week’s order is a follow-up to a decision by the Supreme Court in June to allow the… Read more »