Judge dismisses class-action challenge to travel ban

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times A federal judge in Washington who had been a thorn in the side of the Trump administration reversed course Tuesday and ruled she could not force the State Department to grant visa lottery approvals to would-be immigrants from Iran and...

Keep On Keepin’ On: Meeting Today’s Immigration Challenges Head-on

By Delisa Bressler, Partner With all the controversial attention on immigration lately – on things like the border wall, court decisions on travel bans and sanctuary cities, and Congress’s failure to act on a solution for Dreamers – it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the...

Silicon Valley reeling as Trump chokes off a critical source of tech talent

By Elizabeth MacBride, CNBC Donald Trump has taken a tougher stance toward Iran in the past year, including more sanctions, a travel ban and amped-up rhetoric. Mike Pompeo, the CIA director set to be nominated as Secretary of State, is an Iran hardliner. But there’s been...

Tyranny of the American Visa Regime

By James Harkin, The New York Times LONDON – Procedures and processes, as everyone who has spent time waiting for permission to travel in authoritarian regimes knows, are what malevolent bureaucracies take refuge in when they wish to deliver a silent snub. The bureaucrats...

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

On September 24th, President Trump issued a Proclamation, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.”  This new proclamation expanded and extended the previous “travel ban.” ...

Ninth Circuit Stays Injunction on Latest Travel Ban

On Monday, November 13th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order staying in part and upholding in part a preliminary injunction imposed on the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban by the Federal District Court in Hawaii.  The nationwide injunction against...

Six ways the Trump administration cracked down on immigration

President Donald Trump has made good on many campaign promises for a crackdown on immigration and the acceptance of refugees in the U.S. Some of the biggest decisions: Trump is phasing out an Obama-era program that gives renewable permits to young immigrants brought to the U.S....

Trump Administration Expands and Extends Travel Ban

On Sunday, September 24th, President Trump issued a Proclamation, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.”  This new proclamation expands and extends the President’s previo...

How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban

By FARHANA KHERA and JOHNATHAN J. SMITH  JULY 18, 2017 Lost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from Muslim-majority countries and the impending showdown at the Supreme Court are the insidious ways that the government has already begun...

Federal Court Expands List of Family Not Subject to Travel Ban

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii issued an order prohibiting the Trump Administration from enforcing its travel ban against additional family members not previously exempted in the Administration’s June 2017 implementation of...
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