Travel ban rulings highlight trouble posed by Trump record

By Gene Johnson and Sudhin Thanawala SEATTLE — Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn’t already have relatives here and...

Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

By STEPHANIE SAUL The president of Portland State University, Wim Wiewel, met last week with 10 prospective students in Hyderabad, India. But what started as a get-acquainted visit quickly turned into more of a counseling session, as the students expressed fears about coming to...

Vietnam: New 30-Day E-Visa Pilot Program for Business and Tourist Travel

Guidelines were introduced by Decree 07/2017/ND-CP to begin implementation on February 1, 2017, of a new 30-day e-visa pilot program for business and tourist travel to Vietnam.  Although not fully implemented and explained by regulation at this time, the Vietnam government’s...

NIGERIA: Increased Availability of Business Visas on Arrival and Expansion of Business Visitors Activities

As part of a national effort to boost the economy and facilitate business visitor travel to Nigeria, the Nigerian Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) approved a 60-day national action plan on March 2, 2017. Effective immediately, Nigeria has significantly...
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