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Sotomayor Calls Out Trump's 'Unrelenting Attack' on Muslims

Travel ban dissent is scathing, but president hails vindication against 'hysterical' critics

(Newser) - The travel ban stands . So ruled the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a ruling that President Trump was quick to celebrate, reports NBC News . In a statement, he said the decision reaffirms his authority to act in the name of national security, adding that it "is also a moment... More »

Supreme Court Delivers Big Win to Trump

Justices uphold his travel ban

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has just delivered a major victory to President Trump by upholding his travel ban, reports Politico . The justices split 5-4 along the usual lines, with the conservative majority winning the day. The court actually upheld the president's third version of his ban, this one issued last... More »

On Day 1 of Travel Ban Case at SCOTUS, Things Look Good for Trump

Roberts, Kennedy signal support for the policy

(Newser) - President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court, the AP reports. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban's challengers almost certainly need one of those... More »

Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Travel Ban

Justices will hear arguments in April

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June, per the AP . The... More »

Judge Lifts Trump Ban on Refugees From 11 Countries

He orders government to process applications for those with family in US

(Newser) - A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States, the AP reports. US District Judge James Robart heard arguments... More »

Supreme Court Allows Full Travel Ban

The president can implement his full ban on travelers from eight countries while legal challenges move forward

(Newser) - The Supreme Court handed Donald Trump a victory today, allowing his administration to enforce its full travel ban while challenges to the law work their way through lower courts. The Court's decision reverses the earlier rulings of two federal judges, both of whom determined the administration could only block... More »

Things Just Got Tougher for Refugees From 11 Unnamed Countries

Trump on Tuesday allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the US

(Newser) - President Trump on Tuesday allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the US under new, stricter screening rules but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to US national security to face even tougher scrutiny. Officials refused to identify the 11 countries, but said refugee applications from... More »

Chad's Inclusion in Travel Ban Blamed on Office Supplies

Passport paper, specifically

(Newser) - When President Trump added Chad last month to his most recent installment of travel restrictions, everyone from the Pentagon to Chad's leaders to the French government was perplexed. The US has praised Chad's cooperation on counterterrorism, especially its campaign against a vicious Boko Haram insurgency spilling over from... More »

Latest Version of Trump Travel Ban Dealt Blow

Hawaii judge blocks it

(Newser) - A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the president's revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions... More »

Supreme Court Cancels Trump Travel Ban Arguments

After Trump rolls out new policy

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the... More »

New Trump Travel Ban Affects 8 Countries

N. Korea, Venezuela added to list

(Newser) - Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the US under a proclamation signed by President Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria,... More »

New Travel Ban Rules May Start Sunday

Officials say country-specific restrictions to replace Trump's travel ban

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration on one facet of the president's travel ban—but that may all be moot now, with reports filtering in that the ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries may now be supplanted by country-specific restrictions. Sources... More »

Supreme Court Blocks Ruling That Eased Refugee Ban

Order will affect 24K people

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the... More »

SCOTUS on Trump Travel Ban: Reinstate Refugee Restrictions

Supreme Court overturns appellate court's ruling from last week, at least temporarily

(Newser) - The Trump administration went back to the Supreme Court Monday, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department's high court filing Monday followed an appeals court ruling last week that would allow up to 24,... More »

Appeals Court Has Good News for Grandparents, Refugees

Court rejects Trump administration's travel ban interpretation

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the US under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins, and similarly close relations of people in the US should not be prevented from coming to the country, the AP reports.... More »

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Travel Ban Loss —and Win

Grandparents are 'bona fide' relationships

(Newser) - The Trump administration must allow visitors from six Muslim-majority nations into the US if they already have a grandparent, cousin, or other relative in the country, according to a 6-3 ruling by the US Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Supreme Court stated in June that Trump's travel ban could... More »

On Travel Ban, Judge Hands a Victory to Grandparents

Decision out of Hawaii allows them as exceptions to the travel restrictions

(Newser) - A judge in Hawaii delivered a setback to President Trump's travel ban on Thursday with a ruling that might sound unusual in any other context: Grandparents, he declared, count as "close family." The decision involves the White House move to ban visitors from six mostly Muslim nations,... More »

After Outcry, Afghan Girls Get Visa for Robotics Contest

The teens were repeatedly denied a visa

(Newser) - The Afghan girls are coming after all. In an about-face, US officials say the team can take part in an international robotics competition next week in Washington, DC, Politico reports. Even as the six girls struggled to build their robot, the US Embassy in Kabul twice denied their bid for... More »

US Passes Trump's 50K Refugee Limit

New arrivals must prove 'bona fide' US relationships

(Newser) - The US has reached the Trump administration's limit of 50,000 refugees for this budget year. That won't stop some additional refugees from entering the United States in the next few months, but they will now face tighter standards, the AP reports. A Supreme Court order last month... More »

Iranian Cancer Researcher Detained in Boston, Sent Back

Boston Children's Hospital says he had a valid visa

(Newser) - An Iranian cancer researcher arriving in the US to start work at a prominent Boston hospital was detained at Logan International Airport before being sent back to Iran. Boston Children's Hospital said in a statement Tuesday that Dr. Mohsen Dehnavi was prevented from entering the country with his wife... More »

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