Trump Administration Considers ‘Extreme Vetting’

The Trump administration is reviewing possible “extreme vetting” procedures for foreign nationals who visit the U.S., according to various reports this week. Administration officials told The Wall Street Journal that they are evaluating whether to require foreign travelers seeking to visit the U.S. to hand over their cell phone contacts and social media passwords. The… Read more »

Federal Judge Extends Block on Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii yesterday extended an order blocking the federal government from implementing a revised travel ban. The revised order, which was due to take effect on March 16, would have banned travelers from six mostly-Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days. In… Read more »

U.S., Britain Ban Devices on Some Flights

The United States and Britain earlier this week announced they will bar airline passengers from certain Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger than a cell phone aboard direct inbound flights. The U.S. ban covers 10 airports in eight countries, including busy hubs in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United… Read more »

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on President Trump’s revised travel ban, just hours before the executive order was set to take effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson came after the White House spent weeks revising its travel ban to withstand legal scrutiny. The revised order, which… Read more »

Trump’s New Travel Ban Takes Effect Next Week

President Trump on March 6 issued a new executive order on travel and immigration that is designed to withstand the legal scrutiny that plagued his original travel ban in January. The revised order, which goes into effect March 16, bans travelers from six mostly-Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and suspends all… Read more »