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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

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Feb 02, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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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

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Feb 02, 2017 - 1:11 PM

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Feb 02, 2017 - 11:43 AM

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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

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Feb 01, 2017 - 8:41 PM

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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

Saudi, other Muslims spared ban as U.S. allies – experts

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The US travel ban has exempted Muslim majority nations associated with major attacks in the West

NO WALL. 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

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

Protests in UK as May stands firm on Trump invite

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Theresa May s Downing Street office says she does not agree with the US ban on refugees and citizens of 7 mainly Muslim countries but still refuses to back down on the visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference with US President Donald Trump at the White House January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Iraq parliament votes in favor of travel ban on U.S.

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:43 PM

UPDATED The call is a response to US President Donald Trump s executive order barring citizens of Iraq Iran Syria Sudan Somalia Libya and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days

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UN chief slams border closures in 'developed countries'

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:53 PM

The new UN secretary general speaks at the opening of an African Union summit in Addis Ababa where he praises African nations for being among the world s largest and most generous hosts of refugees

ANTONIO GUTERRES. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a session of the World Economic Forum, on January 19, 2017 in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP

Starbucks, Airbnb pledge support for migrants after Trump ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Starbucks says it planned to take on 10 000 refugees worldwide over the next 5 years in response to Trump s decree Airbnb said it would offer free accommodation to refugees and anyone not allowed in the US

IMMIGRATION BAN PROTEST. Protesters gather in Battery Park and march to the offices of Customs and Border Patrol in Manhattan to protest President Trump's Executive order imposing controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, January 29, 2017 in New York.  Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Silicon Valley denounces Trump immigration ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The US tech industry fears the immigration ban could have an adverse effect on progress and innovation

SPEAKING OUT. Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of the Silicon Valley leaders to have spoken about US President Donald Trump's immigration law. / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson

Warriors coach Kerr slams Trump travel ban: 'It's the wrong way'

Jan 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

If anything we could be breeding anger and terror says Steve Kerr

NOT PLEASED. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, whose own father died in Beirut in a killing claimed by Islamic Jihadists, says US President Trump's travel ban may breed anger against America. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

VLOG: Mga Pilipino sa U.S., hati sa travel ban ni Trump

Jan 30, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Filipinos in the United States weigh in on the travel ban enacted by US President Donald Trump

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's first major test is U.S. travel ban uproar

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED The ban is criticized by allies sparks confusion over its implementation and galvanizes Democrats looking for a lightning rod to beat Trump

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Canada offers temporary home to those stranded by Trump order

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen also said that the Trump administration had assured Ottawa that Canadians holding dual nationality with those countries would not be affected by the US ban

International travelers are welcomed by protesters holding signs during a demonstration against the immigration ban that was imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump at Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Britain wins exemption on U.S. visa ban as PM faces criticism

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Domestic pressure has mounted on Theresa May to distance herself from Trump with opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn urging the government to put off the president s scheduled state visit until the ban is rescinded

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May walk to a press conference at the White House January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

World leaders criticize Trump immigration move

Jan 30, 2017 - 2:45 AM

US President Donald Trump is under fire for preventing the entry of travelers from Iran Iraq Libya Somalia Sudan Syria and Yemen

Demonstrators protest agaist President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017. US President Donald Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Trump boasted Saturday that his "very strict" crackdown on Muslim immigration was working "very nicely," amid mounting resistance to the order which has been branded by many as blatantly discriminatory. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTT

Olympic hero Farah slams 'ignorance and prejudice' of Trump border move

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Athletics legend Mo Farah fears he may be separated from his family in Oregon after Trump temporarily barred entry to people from 7 countries including his native Somalia

OLYMPIC OUTRAGE. Mo Farah, an Olympic double-double gold medalist, wrote on his Facebook: "On January 1 this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On January 27, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien." Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Malacañang: We respect U.S. immigration ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Palace spokesperson: We respect the policy of the United States of America if they have prohibitions or they would be banning people from entering their country because that is their right

Protestors rally at a demonstration against the new ban on immigration issued by President Donald Trump at Logan International Airport on January 28, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Merkel says Trump immigration ban 'not justified'

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Even in the necessarily resolute battle against terrorism it is not justified to place people from a certain origin or belief under general suspicion says the spokesman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

File photo by Michael Kappeler/AFP

Muslim world shocked, outraged at U.S. visa ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Families split a father unable to reach his son s wedding and officials warning of a gift to extremists – the visa ban triggers shock and confusion among those affected

'NO MUSLIM BAN' Protesters gather to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bans certain immigration, at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on January 28, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. G. Morty Ortega/Getty Images/AFP

Trump originally asked for 'Muslim ban' says Giuliani

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Show me the right way to do it legally ex New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says Trump told him

Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017. Joshua Lott/AFP