White House Expands Travel Ban

The Trump administration updated and expanded its travel ban Sunday night, hours before it was set to expire. The new rules now apply to visitors from eight countries – including two that do not have majority-Muslim populations. Trump’s original travel ban, signed as an executive order at the beginning of his presidency, was criticized in… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules Administration Can Keep Most of the Travel Ban

On Tuesday the Supreme Court put on hold a ruling from a federal appeals court that would have permitted refugees who have a contractual agreement with a resettlement organization to still enter the U.S. The administration asked the Supreme Court to stay the decision by the lower courts on refugees. The administration did not challenge… Read more »

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 »