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Dec 05, 2017 - 9:40 AM

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Trump travel ban to take effect pending court appeal

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:52 AM

(UPDATED) The US Supreme Court says that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from 6 mainly Muslim countries pending appeal

ARRIVALS. In this file photo, people look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R Smith/AFP

U.S. to resume refugee admissions; 11 countries still blocked

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:43 AM

The United States will resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, but arrivals from 11 'high-risk' countries, most of them home to Muslim majorities, will still be blocked

WELCOME. In this file photo, people look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

U.S. judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii marks the latest blow to Trump's long-running efforts to restrict entry of travelers from targeted countries into the United States

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new U.S. travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Justices accept the administration s emergency petition to stay a ruling by the San Francisco Appeals Cour that would have allowed thousands of refugees already in the pipeline to come to the United States despite the ban

Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge s ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes close family relationships in its travel ban exemptions

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

But implementation of the order after 5 months of legal challenges could be chaotic in part due to the meaning of a key term used in the court s ruling: bona fide

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. high court reinstates part of Trump travel ban

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED The decision is a win for Donald Trump who insists the ban is necessary for national security despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution

THE TRAVEL BAN. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement

HIGH COURT. This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

WELCOME TO THE USA. This file photo taken on February 8, 2017 shows Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when US President Donald Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/File/AFP

Trump offers help as London grapples with violent incidents

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Trump seized the occasion to plug his thwarted travel ban on people from 6 mainly Muslim countries

RUSH. Police officers and members of the emergency services attend to a person injured in an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED US Justice Department: We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump s executive order is well within his lawful authority

NEW ARRIVALS. Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Undocumented Asian Americans struggle in silence

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While other undocumented communities are growing more vocal undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders face stigma

SILENCE. The silence of undocumented Asian American Pacific Islanders' (AAPI) is enforced not just by fear of deportation but by shame at being undocumented Photo by Massoud Hayoun/Al Jazeera

Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED US District Judge Derrick Watson says he has turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction

NEW TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

4th UPDATE The court in Honolulu is the first to rule in a trio of legal challenges against the ban which was set to go into effect March 16

LEGAL ENTRY. In this file photo, traveler Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Can challengers succeed in overturning a measure that was deliberately crafted to remove the red flags raised by US courts over the first attempt? That may be more difficult

Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when President Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/AFP

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:31 PM

UPDATED Legal permanent residents and current visa holders would be explicitly exempt from the order Iraq would also no longer be on the list of countries affected

REVISING AN ORDER. This file photo taken on February 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a meeting with teachers, school administrators and parents in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

There will be no use of military force for immigration operations says US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

A traffic ticket can now get you deported from the U.S.

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Under new rules the obvious fear of undocumented migrants is the crackdown will drive them deeper into the underground

ICE agents during an operation. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED Two memos issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly order border patrol and immigration officers to deport as quickly as possible any illegal immigrants they find with only a few exceptions

ICE agents visiting a home. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Crackdown on immigrants: How not to go nuts with Trump in charge

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:34 AM

The Trump administration insists it is only deporting criminals but those caught and booted out of the United States include scores of people with fake identity documents who are not violent

White House considering new immigration order

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:05 AM

An aide insists President Donald Trump has the power to keep some people from entering the US

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on February 10, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Trump calls court decision on travel ban 'disgraceful'

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Trump reacts to Thursday s unanimous decision by the US court of appeals based in San Francisco in an early morning tweet that selectively quotes from a post on Lawfare a blog on law and national security issues

TRUMP. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech about his vision for foreign policy on April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Remove Iraq from travel ban list, PM tells Trump

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Iraq is one of 7 Muslim majority countries whose citizens are barred from entering the United States for 90 days under an executive order the newly sworn in US president signed on January 27

HAIDER AL-ABADI. A handout picture released by the Iraq Prime Minister's Press Office on January 31, 2017, shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (C) speaking during an official meeting in the capital Baghdad. Photo by AFP/ IRAQI PRIME MINISTER'S PRESS OFFICE

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE In response US President Donald Trump immediately tweets See you in court the security of our nation is at stake

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Mihael Petrelis holds up a copy of the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images/AFP

Trump slams courts as judges mull travel ban

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:05 PM

4th UPDATE President Donald Trump s comments have sparked a firestorm in a country where such personal and vitriolic attacks by a president on another independent branch of government are rare

US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017.  Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

Trump administration defends travel ban in court

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED The high stakes hearing saw an attorney for the government argue that Trump s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns and that the federal judge had overstepped his authority in suspending them

Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump administration defends 'lawful' travel ban

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:20 AM

4th UPDATE The legal battle moves to San Francisco where Justice Department lawyers defended the executive order and said the nationwide injunction against it was vastly overbroad

People arrive at the international arrivals hall at Washington Dulles International Airport February 6, 2017 in Dulles, Virginia. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

UK speaker opposes a Trump address to parliament

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:23 AM

John Bercow said such a speech is not an automatic right it is an earned honor – and one he will object to following Trump s ban on refugees and travelers from 7 mainly Muslim countries

In a still image taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) on February 6, 2017 Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow responds to a point of order from Labour politician Stephen Doughty on the state visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK during a session of the House of Commons in London on February 6, 2017. PRU/AFP

Fil-Am leader hits Duterte for not helping undocumented OFWs

Feb 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

President Duterte marami sa mga undocumented dito sa Amerika sumuporta sa yo says Filipino American leader Lolita Lledo

HELP OFWS. Lolita Lledo, associate director of the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, criticizes Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for saying he will 'not lift a finger' to help undocumented Filipinos in the US. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Tech companies, former secretaries of state slam Trump travel ban

Feb 06, 2017 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED Aside from tech companies prominent Democrats including former secretaries of state John Kerry and Madeline Albright join in on the criticism of the travel ban

DONALD TRUMP. Donald Trump is seen on day 3 of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Battle over Trump's immigration order: what we know

Feb 06, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Here are the main facts about Trump s executive order and the court action surrounding the case

International travelers pass police officers keeping demonstrators and counter demonstrators apart during protests in support of a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the travel ban, at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on February 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

With Trump travel ban still blocked, travelers head to US

Feb 05, 2017 - 5:54 PM

4th UPDATE Travelers from Iran Iraq Libya Somalia Sudan Syria and Yemen who have valid visas begin arriving on American soil

International travelers pass people demonstrating in support of a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on February 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Thousands protest in U.S., Europe over Trump travel ban

Feb 05, 2017 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The biggest demonstration takes place in London where an estimated 10 000 people turned out

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump outside Downing street in central London on February 4, 2017. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

U.S. suspends Trump travel ban

Feb 04, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Those individuals with visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid a US State Department spokesman says

NO BAN. Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order effectively banning citizens from seven Muslim majority countries. Photo by Konrad Fiedler/AFP

Trump vows to restore travel ban

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:50 PM

This comes after a US federal judge ordered a temporary nationwide halt to President Donald Trump s ban on travelers from 7 Muslim majority countries

LET THEM IN. Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

No other countries eyed for travel ban, U.S. says

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The US says this is contrary to false reports that a draft order by US President Donald Trump includes other countries including the Philippines in the travel ban

TRAVEL BAN. Protesters stage a rally on February 1, 2017, against President Donald Trump's recent executive order halting refugee admissions for 120 days and banning entry to the US for citizens of 7 predominantly-Muslim nations. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. revokes 60,000 visas after Trump order

Feb 04, 2017 - 8:07 AM

To put that number in context we issued over 11 million immigrant and non immigrant visas in fiscal year 2015 says Will Cocks spokesman for the US State Department s bureau of consular affairs

PROTESTS. Demonstrators chant slogans during an interfaith solidarity protest against President Donald Trump's executive immigration ban outside the Downtown Islamic Center on February 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua LOTT / AFP

'Southern Philippines' next in Trump's travel ban?

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:02 AM

4th UPDATE Despite a claim by a US law firm the American Immigration Lawyers Association quotes the State Department as saying that this is a rumor

TRUMP. File photo of then President-elect Donald Trump in November 2016 in New Jersey. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Filipinos should be welcomed to U.S. – State Department

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:16 PM

The Philippines was not among those countries that were labeled of concern US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner says

TRUMP'S BAN. Demonstrators stage a protest in Chicago, Illinois, on February 1, 2017, against US President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban. Photo by Joshua Lott/AFP

UN chief calls for lifting of U.S. travel ban

Feb 02, 2017 - 3:26 AM

I think that these measures should be removed sooner rather than later UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells reporters

ANTONIO GUTERRES. This file photo taken on January 3, 2017 shows United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking to staff members at UN headquarters in New York. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP

Trump travel ban 'divisive and wrong' – Theresa May

Feb 01, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The prime minister is keen to emphasise she had no advance notice of Trump s plans

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing street for the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session at the House of Commons in central London on February 1, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

What controversy? Trump's Republican base still on his side

Feb 01, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The conservative base that launched the new US president to his shock November victory has by and large voiced satisfaction with Trump s bold executive actions

In this file photo, an attendee holds up a sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that reads 'Make America Great Again' during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Dissident U.S. diplomats defy Trump on travel ban

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:15 AM

According to leaked drafts of the memo the US envoys argue that Trump s decision to suspend refugee arrivals and ban visitors from 7 mainly Muslim countries is a betrayal of American values

The U.S. State Department is shown January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers forward Deng 'proud refugee' against Trump travel ban

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Deng stresses the struggles of refugees to simply survive and then escape the violence around them and urged people not to become numb to their suffering

'PROUD REFUGEE.' Lakers forward and Sudan-born Luol Deng, who is now a British citizen, condemns US President Donald Trump's travel ban. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Trump fires top U.S. gov't lawyer over travel ban defiance

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

5th UPDATE Sally Q Yates refused to mount a legal defense of Trump s ban on immigration from 7 Muslim nations

FIRED. In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

Trump's ban: It's not about national security

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Instead of saying the Philippine government will respect Trump’s recent order Malacañang should speak out publicly against it in order to blunt the momentum of an exclusionary regime that will eventually affect its citizens

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Trump downplays travel ban impact as fallout deepens

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:14 AM

UPDATED After a weekend of chaos at airports mass protests and diplomatic outcries criticism of Trump s proposal even came from his predecessor Barack Obama

Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal, to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order effectively banning citizens from 7 Muslim majority countries, January 30, 2017. Konrad Fiedler/AFP