New Executive Order Significantly Modifies Previous Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order replacing the original order signed on January 27, 2017, which temporarily banned travel to the United States by foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In litigation challenging...

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Excludes Iraqis

By GLENN THRUSH WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday signed a revised version of his executive order banning migrants from predominantly Muslim nations, removing citizens from Iraq from the original travel embargo and scrapping a provision that explicitly protected religious...

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a...

DHS Memoranda Implement Executive Orders to Increase Detention and Removal (Deportation)

President Trump signed two Executive Orders on January 25, 2017, addressing both border security and interior enforcement.  These Executive Orders significantly expand the federal government’s priorities on who might be targets for removal (deportation) from the United States and...

Trump Administration Plans New Immigration Order Next Week, Ends Legal Push in Appeals Court

By Brent Kendall WASHINGTON—The Justice Department on Thursday told an appeals court there was no reason to reconsider a case on President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration and refugees, a move that came as Mr. Trump announced he would issue a new order...

How Canada is trying to capitalize on Trump’s immigration executive order

By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg SAN FRANCISCO — Vancouver long has sought a share of Silicon Valley’s magic. With President Trump moving to curb immigration and the U.S. tech industry in open revolt, the friendly, functional Canadian city may finally get its wish. Tech...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Declines to Lift Temporary Restraining Order on President Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the National from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

On Thursday, February 9th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to lift the February 3rd temporary restraining order halting the implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the National from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”...

Federal judges express skepticism about Trump travel ban

By Eric Tucker and Sudhin Thanawala SAN FRANCISCO — A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump’s travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government’s arguments that the states cannot challenge the order. The hearing before the San Francisco-based 9th...

McCaul calls immigration order rollout ‘problematic’

By Maria Recio Special to the American-Statesman WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, called President Donald Trump’s immigration order “problematic,” telling Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday that it caused confusion in Washington and...

Trump’s Travel Ban, Aimed at Terrorists, Has Blocked Doctors

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. The Trump administration has mounted a vigorous defense of its ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, saying it is necessary to prevent terrorists from entering the United States. But the ban, now blocked by a federal judge, also ensnared...
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