Number of U.S. Visas to Citizens of Trump Travel Ban Nations Drops

WASHINGTON — The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary...

Immigration lawyers warn of visa delays and more denials with beefed-up vetting

By Carol Morello and Erin Cunningham Heightened security procedures for vetting some visa applicants at U.S. embassies worldwide will likely cause long delays for would-be travelers as the government scrutinizes everything from work history to social media, immigration lawyers...

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

By MIRIAM JORDAN In Coudersport, Pa., a town in a mountainous region an hour’s drive from the nearest Walmart, Cole Memorial Hospital counts on two Jordanian physicians to keep its obstetrics unit open and is actively recruiting foreign specialists. In Fargo, N.D., a...

Increased scrutiny by CBP for frequent ESTA business travelers

After less than two months into the new Trump Administration, the President has issued two Executive Orders imposing a temporary travel ban on foreign nationals from certain predominantly Muslim countries, and both have been subject to Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO).   With...

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...

Court Issues Nationwide TRO against New Trump Travel Ban

On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), effective nationwide, enjoining the implementation of President Donald J. Trump’s March 6, 2017, Executive Order temporarily banning travel to the United States by...

A Look at Legal Issues With Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE — Some of the states that helped derail President Trump’s first travel ban are mounting efforts to block his second one, saying that while the new order applies to fewer people, it’s infected with the same legal problems. Hawaii on...

Refugee ban could result in increased illegal immigration

By Rafael Bernal President Trump’s temporary ban on refugees could create a new wave of illegal border crossings, experts warn. The latest iteration of Trump’s travel ban includes a provision that halts entry of all refugees into the United States for 120 days. That could...

9th Circ. Legal Concerns Influence Trump’s New Travel Ban

Law360, New York (March 9, 2017, 4: 16 PM EST) — On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order replacing the original order signed Jan. 27, 2017, which temporarily banned travel to the United States by foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya,...
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