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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of around 1,900 newly-elected barangay chairpersons in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The ceremony was held at the Municipal Gymnasium in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur on June 26, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The US Supreme Court ruling validates the 3rd and most recent version of the ban, which applies to travelers from 5 mainly Muslim nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – and from North Korea, about 150 million people in total

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

Federal court approves part of Trump's latest travel ban

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The ruling by the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco bars citizens of six Muslim-majority countries who do not have a "bona fide" relationship with a person or entity already in the US

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

U.S. gov't settles 1st travel ban lawsuit with campaigners

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The government must contact all individuals who had been turned away at borders as a result of the president s first executive order that came into force on January 27 and inform them they may seek re entry

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

North Korea official: 'We don't care' about U.S. travel ban

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The measure is due to be enacted this week and once it goes into force US passports will no longer be valid for travel to the isolated country

TWO KOREAS. A North Korean soldier (L) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (R) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on July 19, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Donald Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:59 PM

It is unclear how quickly the Supreme Court might respond and when or if the expanded terms set by the Hawaii judge might take effect

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

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED The decision by Judge Derrick Watson is a victory for opponents of the ban which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists

Donald Trump file photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP; Airport file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

American Muslims decry Trump travel ban

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:09 AM

His statements and his rhetoric have caused a great amount of harm to the American Muslim community says Azhar Azeez president of the Islamic Society of North America

Faryal Khatri, spokeswoman for the Islamic Society of North America, introduces organizers of the ISNA annual convention, during a press conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 2017. Photo by Nova Safo/AFP

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U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED Hawaii has asked federal district Judge Derrick Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in the Pacific island state

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

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. 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

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Trump seeks 'much tougher' travel ban, expedited hearing

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:50 PM

In a series of early morning tweets the president also said the United States was already extreme vetting travelers coming into the country for safety reasons

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

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

U.S. court maintains block on Trump travel ban

May 26, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says it remained unconvinced that the part of the measure naming the specific countries had more to do with national security than it does with effectuating the president s promised Muslim ban

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

Trump administration insists U.S. travel ban not anti-Muslim

May 09, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The hearing came as Trump seeks to bounce back from a series of stinging judicial defeats over his controversial effort to bar travelers from half a dozen mainly Muslim countries

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

Trump's travel ban faces new test

May 08, 2017 - 2:01 PM

A US appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration s controversial efforts to bar travelers from 6 Muslim majority countries

WELCOME? 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. model Bella Hadid 'proud to be a Muslim'

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Bella Hadid speaks about US President Donald Trump s attempted travel bans

Trump administration appeals latest ruling blocking travel ban

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The Justice Department s filing means the case will land back at the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld a halt of Trump s first travel ban before the US president revised it

APPEAL. 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

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:27 AM

US President Donald Trump has said a travel ban is needed to preserve US national security and keep out extremists

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. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Trump eyes appeal after travel ban again blocked

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:15 AM

US President Donald Trump argues that his immigration order is needed to ensure national security and describes the rulings against it as unprecedented judicial overreach

APPEAL. In this file photo, 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. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:53 AM

The suit alleges that the new executive order violates the constitutional protection of freedom of religion in that it is intended and designed to target and discriminate against Muslims and it does just that in operation

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

Richard Gere slams Trump travel ban as stoking hate

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:57 AM

The number of hate crimes in the US went up enormously as soon as Donald Trump started running for president says the actor

RICHARD GERE. The actor speaks out against Donald Trump's travel ban. Photo by Monika Skolimowska/AFP Photo

Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Trump administration s actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the US but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war

Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

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Trump vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The conversations gives the US president an early opportunity to explain new policies that have baffled and unnerved much of the rest of the world – particularly his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and those of travelers from 7 Muslim majority nations

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP