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...

U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

By Dan Levine  July 11, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in...

Boston Hospital Protests Iranian Researcher’s Airport Detention

By REUTERSJULY 11, 2017, 2:12 P.M. E.D.T BOSTON — U.S. immigration officials have detained an Iranian cancer researcher who was headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a scholar, a move that hospital officials protested on Tuesday. The detention of Mohsen Dehnavi, along...

Details Emerge on Implementation of Modified Travel Ban

On June 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a memorandum to consular posts implementing the President’s Executive Order 13780, which temporarily halts travel to the United States of citizens and nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  On Monday,...

Extreme vetting: the effect on US employers and foreign staff

28 June 2017 On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum calling on the heads of the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security to implement protocols to “enhance the screening and vetting of applications for visas and all other immigration benefits”, with a...

Immigration and President Donald Trump – The First 100 Days

By Robert F. Loughran 29 April 2017 marked the 100th day of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the period in US politics that sets the tone for the remainder of his four-year term. Although President Trump attempted to push through other measures, US immigration policy appeared...
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