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 »

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 »