Articles tagged “refugees”

Even Chilean President’s Machete Won’t Halt Venezuelan Influx

Even Chilean President’s Machete Won’t Halt Venezuelan Influx

Daniela Guzman, Bloomberg

From the Middle East and Europe to Myanmar and Chile, refugees under duress will flee to safety, paperwork or not. That's what's happening as Venezuela collapse and many of its citizens escape to Chile.

2 months ago

Trump Refugee Ban Gets a Hearing Before a Judge the President Disparaged

Trump Refugee Ban Gets a Hearing Before a Judge the President Disparaged

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Behind the scenes, ban or no ban, the Trump administration is slowing the flow of refugees into the United States to remake the country into his administration's own image.

1 year ago

Third Trump Travel Ban Gets Partial Approval From Appeals Court

Third Trump Travel Ban Gets Partial Approval From Appeals Court

Associated Press, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Gene Johnson

The ultimate outcome of the Trump administration's travel ban push is far from over as both sides brace for a protracted battle.

1 year ago

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Gene Johnson, Associated Press

And so it continues despite bans being overturned. Every chance President Trump gets to keep foreigners out of the U.S., whether they be the spouses or kids of refugees already here, or prospective tech employees from foreign countries, he tries to block their entry. There's not much nuance to talk about here.

1 year ago

Supreme Court Agrees to Retain Trump Ban on Most Refugees

Supreme Court Agrees to Retain Trump Ban on Most Refugees

Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The Trump administration's travel and refugee bans are set to expire within weeks. If the federal government ends up renewing them, then the cycle of executive orders and litigation would play itself out again.

2 years ago

Trump Files Supreme Court Appeal on Loosening of Refugee Ban

Trump Files Supreme Court Appeal on Loosening of Refugee Ban

Associated Press

Let's make America immigrant-free even if she or he got fully vetted, and a resettlement agency in the U.S. is willing to handle the transition. That's the said, yet relentless message from the Trump administration. But the Justice Department is not trying to get cousins and grandparents of citizens banned. Small victory.

2 years ago

Trump Travel Ban Could Lead to More Refugees Arriving and Fewer Christians

Trump Travel Ban Could Lead to More Refugees Arriving and Fewer Christians

Erik Larson, Nick Wadhams, Bob Van Voris and Kartikay Mehrotra , Bloomberg

The Trump refugee ban may block more refugees from the Ukraine, Myanmar and the Congo, which face everything from wars to genocide, than from Muslim-majority countries. 'Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... ' Oh, well.

2 years ago

U.S. Asks Hawaii Judge to Clarify Travel Ban Ruling on Refugees

U.S. Asks Hawaii Judge to Clarify Travel Ban Ruling on Refugees

Associated Press

Did the Hawaii judge block the entire travel ban 2.0 or just parts of it? The Trump administration is trying to figure out if it can still temporarily block all refugees, regardless of their religion or citizenship.

2 years ago

Trump Bans Travel to U.S. for Citizens of 7 Muslim-Majority Nations

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The hope that the Trump administration would be beneficial for the U.S. travel industry seems to have been quashed just one week into his term. It's now incumbent upon the travel industry to push back against these isolationist and prejudicial policies.

2 years ago