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Another US Appeals Court Keeps Travel Ban Blocked

Supreme Court is still considering a separate case on the issue

(Newser) - Another US appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, dealing the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue, the AP reports. The ruling from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of... More »

Conway Blames Media for Trump's London Tweet Controversy

The senior adviser criticized media's 'obsession' with Twitter

(Newser) - President Trump had choice words on Twitter for London Mayor Sadiq Khan following Saturday’s London Bridge terror attack , but senior adviser Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think an apology is needed … from Trump, at least. Instead, Conway blasted the media for its "obsession" over Trump’s tweets, reports... More »

Trump Is Back to Using a Term That May Cause Legal Issues

'I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!'

(Newser) - While members of the Trump administration have tried to downplay his immigration executive order as simple vetting to keep the country safe, the president himself doubled down Monday on what he considers the order to be, the Hill reports. In an initial tweet Saturday that has since been criticized for... More »

Feds File Emergency Applications to Reinstate Travel Ban

It's up to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - President Trump has turned to the nation's highest court to keep his travel ban alive. The administration filed emergency applications late Thursday with the US Supreme Court to reinstate the temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, reports Reuters . The ban has been repeatedly slapped down by other... More »

Trump's Travel Ban Suffers Another Defeat in Court

4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds lower court's block on ban

(Newser) - President's Trump's proposed travel ban suffered yet another defeat Thursday when the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a block on the part of the ban that suspends visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries, CNBC reports. According to the Huffington Post , the ruling was made by... More »

Trump's Own Remarks on Travel Ban May Doom It

Judges bring up 'total shutdown' pledge

(Newser) - President Trump's own words have once again come back to haunt attempts to implement his policies. On Monday, a federal appeals court debated whether comments Trump has made about Muslims before and after his election should be considered when ruling on the latest version of his travel ban, NBC... More »

Hawaii Judge Rules Again on Trump's New Travel Ban

US District Judge Derrick Watson issues longer-lasting order

(Newser) - A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. US District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii's request to extend his temporary hold, the AP reports. Several hours... More »

Canada's Biggest School System Bans Trips to the US

Fears students will be turned away at border

(Newser) - There will be no new trips to the Washington Monument for students within Canada's largest school system. The Toronto District School Board, which includes 245,000 students in 584 schools, will no longer green-light trips south of the border, citing uncertainty over border restrictions. "We strongly believe that... More »

Another Judge Just Ruled Against Trump's Travel Ban

Decision in Maryland follows earlier one in Hawaii

(Newser) - President Trump's revised travel ban just suffered its second legal blow in a matter of hours. Early Thursday, a federal judge in Maryland ruled against the president's restrictions on travelers from six nations, reports CNN . It follows a more sweeping decision out of Hawaii on Wednesday that temporarily... More »

Trump Slams 'Unprecedented Judicial Overreach'

He praises Andrew Jackson at Nashville rally

(Newser) - President Trump held a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday night, and a federal judge's blocking of his new travel ban hours earlier was one of his chief topics. The president slammed the Hawaii judge's decision as "unprecedented judicial overreach" and accused the court of acting for... More »

Judge Who Halted Trump Travel Ban Is Native Hawaiian

Lawyers say Watson is 'super fair'

(Newser) - The judge who halted President Trump's revised travel ban is the only Native Hawaiian serving on the federal bench. US District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and confirmed by the Senate with a 94-0 vote, is the fourth Native Hawaiian... More »

Judge in Hawaii Blocks Trump's New Travel Ban

The ruling came just hours before new executive order set to take effect

(Newser) - A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Trump's revised travel ban just hours before it was set to go into effect across the country, the Washington Post reports. Hawaii had filed a lawsuit over the new executive order, which halted visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority nations for 90... More »

Impacted by Trump Travel Ban: Canada's Girl Guides

Organization cancels US trips over worries of border trouble

(Newser) - The Girl Guides of Canada are cancelling all travel to the United States because of fears girls might have trouble at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump, the AP reports. Spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuks said Monday the organization's membership is diverse and inclusive and leaders... More »

Legal Challenges to Revised Trump Travel Ban Are Mounting

Multiple states joining Washington's lawsuit

(Newser) - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has "the same illegal motivations as the original." Ferguson on Thursday asked a federal judge to block the new order by ruling a temporary restraining order against the first ban to also to the... More »

Trump's New Travel Ban Gets First Legal Challenge

Hawaii seeking temporary restraining order

(Newser) - Hawaii is about to become the first state to challenge President Trump's revised travel ban , which bars travelers from Muslim-majority nations Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen for 90 days and bars all refugees for 120 days. In a motion to be filed Wednesday, lawyers for the state... More »

Khizr Khan Says 'Travel Privileges' Under Review

He says he had to cancel talk in Canada

(Newser) - Gold Star father and prominent President Trump critic Khizr Khan has called off a speech he was due to deliver in Canada because "his travel privileges are being reviewed," the organizer of the Toronto talk says. Khan, a Pakistani-American lawyer who has been a US citizen for more... More »

New Trump Travel Ban Removes Iraq From List: Report

Sources say move came after Pentagon pressure

(Newser) - President Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban, US officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days. Four officials told the AP that the... More »

Trump Says New Version of Travel Ban Coming Next Week

It's unclear whether the administration will continue to defend the old ban in court

(Newser) - In between lashing out at the media, leaks, and more , President Trump said during a Thursday press conference that a new "very comprehensive order" on immigration and refugees would be coming next week "toward the beginning or middle at the latest," NPR reports. While he didn't... More »

White House Is Silent on Flynn

Senior adviser won't discuss whether Trump still has confidence in his National Security Adviser

(Newser) - The White House wasn't exactly resounding on Sunday in its defense of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "That's the question that I think you should ask the president, the question you should ask Reince [Priebus], the chief of staff," senior policy adviser Stephen Miller told Meet ... More »

Trump Won't Appeal Travel Ban Ruling to Supreme Court

The block on his executive order will remain in place

(Newser) - Despite tweeting "SEE YOU IN COURT" after Thursday's ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, it now appears President Trump won't appeal the hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court. A source close to the administration tells CNN they have no plans to appeal... More »

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