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 »

ASAE Signs Letter on Timely Visa Processing

ASAE joined the U.S. Travel Association and other travel and tourism stakeholders in urging the White House this week to reconsider eliminating a State Department policy that ensures that 80 percent of visa applicants are interviewed within three weeks of submitting a visa application. The joint letter to the administration expresses the concern of ASAE… Read more »

Supreme Court to Consider Travel Ban

The Supreme Court is meeting today to consider whether to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of lower court rulings that blocked the president’s controversial travel ban. Speculation is that the court will agree to hear the case, given the high-profile nature of the president’s executive order and fundamental questions as to whether the administration’s ban… Read more »