White House Pushes Back New Travel Order

The White House has said it won’t release a new executive order on travel and refugees until next week. President Trump and other administration officials said the new travel ban will be responsive to the courts that halted the previous order that temporarily banned travelers from seven mostly-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and suspended… Read more »

Appeals Court to Rule on Travel Ban

A federal appeals court is expected to render a decision this week on President Trump’s controversial travel ban, though no matter how the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules, an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is likely. The three-judge federal appeals panel heard oral arguments Tuesday on the government’s request to lift… Read more »

Trump Vows to ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment

President Trump vowed earlier today to overturn a law restricting political speech by churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations, fulfilling a promise Trump made on the campaign trail. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at… Read more »

ASAE Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

ASAE earlier this week said the Trump administration’s refugee and travel ban is already affecting international attendance at upcoming association conferences. President Trump’s executive order on immigration went into effect last Friday, leading to confusion, legal questions and protests across the country over the weekend. The order indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the United… Read more »

Will Trump ‘Drain the Swamp’?

Federal lobbyists are already busy trying to forecast what will take place in the first 100 days or so of the Trump administration, but will also be watching to see if Congress embraces the president-elect’s call to “drain the swamp” and change the way influence works in the nation’s capital. Trump ran his campaign as… Read more »