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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 Circuit Court of Appeals judges was the […]

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 around the world. Kelly took the rap for the clumsy rollout of […]

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 travelers important to the well-being […]

On Friday, February 3rd, Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order precluding enforcement of key provisions of the President’s recent immigration executive actions. The order temporarily halts the implementation of the 90- day travel ban on immigrants […]