Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Travel Ban

After a second federal appeals court ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban earlier this week, the fate of the executive order is squarely in the hands of the Supreme Court. The high court is expected to announce soon whether to hear the government’s appeal of lower court rulings that have blocked the controversial travel… Read more »

DHS Still Considering Laptop Ban on Inbound Flights

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly told Congress on June 7 that the administration is still considering banning laptop computers and other larger electronics from the cabins of inbound flights from 71 airports worldwide. The DHS cited security concerns in announcing a new policy in March prohibiting large electronics from being carried on… Read more »

Ninth Circuit Hears Travel Ban Appeal

President Trump’s proposed travel ban was back in the legal spotlight this week, as a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed arguments from lawyers on both sides of the issue. Trump’s travel ban has been frozen by two courts, with those challenging the order arguing that it is… Read more »

ASAE Submits Comments on ‘Extreme Vetting’

ASAE submitted comments this week on the Trump administration’s proposed tougher scrutiny of foreign nationals seeking visas to travel to the United States. ASAE characterized the proposed tougher questioning of visa applicants – which includes reviewing 15 years of biographical information and social media usage – as “invasive and extreme.” “ASAE is strongly supportive of… Read more »

Appeals Court Hears Travel Ban Arguments

The legality of President Trump’s revised travel ban was debated this week by a federal appeals court in Richmond, VA. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard a challenge May 8 to a Maryland judge’s decision to suspend a revised version of Trump’s executive order which would block travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from entering… Read more »