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On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential “Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry” which becomes effective on February 21, 2020. The proclamation expands the March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780 “Protecting the National from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” and […]

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 government data released on Thursday. At the […]

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 gastroenterologist from Lebanon — who is among […]

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 President Obama to keep out […]