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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 »

Travel Ban Takes Effect With Last-Minute Change

Hawaii files legal challenge

(Newser) - The latest version of President Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening with a last-minute change: Fiances have been added to the list of people considered "close" relatives, the BBC reports. But grandparents, aunts, and uncles, among others, aren't considered close enough—and without what the administration... More »

Under Tightened Visa Rules, an Aunt Isn't a 'Close Relative'

Move affects refugees, citizens of 6 countries

(Newser) - The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move, which takes effect at 8pm Thursday, came after the Supreme Court partially restored an executive order from... More »

Iran Slams Travel Ban as 'Racist,' 'Unfair'

Minister calls for US to join 'real fight' against terror

(Newser) - Iran says the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair." Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by state TV Wednesday as saying it is "regrettable" that Washington "closes its eyes... More »

Impact of Trump Travel Ban Could Come Down to 2 Words

Impact might depend on how strictly gov't lawyers interpret the court's words

(Newser) - President Trump hailed the Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate his travel ban as a "clear victory" on Monday, but the practical applications are a little murkier. That's largely because of the limitation the court applied: The ban, it said, can't affect anyone with "a... More »

Trump Claims 'Clear Victory' After Supreme Court Ruling

He also wants an apology over Russia accusations

(Newser) - The Supreme Court decided Monday to let President Trump's travel ban go into effect with restrictions, a decision Trump himself praised as a "clear victory for our national security." In a statement per the Hill , Trump said the ruling "allows me to use an important tool... More »

Court Allows Parts of Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall

(Newser) - President Trump scored a significant, if partial, victory from the Supreme Court on Monday: The justices agreed to allow a scaled-down version of his travel ban to take effect. The court also agreed to hear the case in the fall, setting the stage for a ruling that could have wide... More »

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 »

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