Articles tagged “travel ban”

Supreme Court Protects Grandparents From Trump Travel Ban

Supreme Court Protects Grandparents From Trump Travel Ban

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court says what families have been arguing for weeks: Grandparents and grandchildren of those already in the country should be considered "close relatives" and not kept out under the travel ban. Justices will allow the Trump administration to keep restrictions on refugees.

5 days ago

Opinion: U.S. State Travel Bans Are Counterproductive And Contradictory

Opinion: U.S. State Travel Bans Are Counterproductive And Contradictory

Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg

As with anything political, there are always things that don't make any sense. Travel bans send a strong message of condemnation and perhaps pressure state governments to change but they also hurt local economies in the process.

6 days ago

U.S. Asks Appeals Court to Block Travel Ban Liberalization While Supreme Court Decides

U.S. Asks Appeals Court to Block Travel Ban Liberalization While Supreme Court Decides

Associated Press

It is doubtful that the U.S. Justice Department will get anywhere with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has made its views known in opposition to the Trump travel ban on several occasions.

1 week ago

Trump Travel Ban Setback Appealed by Justice Department to Supreme Court

Trump Travel Ban Setback Appealed by Justice Department to Supreme Court

Elliot Spagat and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

At stake in the next few weeks is the fate of 24,000 refugees who had been approved to enter the United States but got snagged in the Trump travel ban. The longer-term repercussions, including the Constitutional issues, go way beyond the travel ban's fine print.

1 week ago

Trump Administration to Appeal Latest Travel Ban Setback Directly to Supreme Court

Trump Administration to Appeal Latest Travel Ban Setback Directly to Supreme Court

Associated Press

The Trump administration doesn't want a refugee's ties to a grandparent living in the United States to be factored into visa applications from certain Muslim-majority countries. There are several grandparents on the U.S. Supreme Court. Let's see how they weigh in on the issue.

1 week ago

Trump Travel Ban Gets Weakened in Ruling by Hawaii Judge

Trump Travel Ban Gets Weakened in Ruling by Hawaii Judge

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

Wow, grandparents can now be welcomed back as actual family members under the provisions of a further weakened Trump travel ban. This isn't the last word on the subject, though.

2 weeks ago

Foreign Governments On Notice To Share Security Data or Face U.S. Travel Sanctions

Foreign Governments On Notice To Share Security Data or Face U.S. Travel Sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

Is this a legitimate move to enhance security at U.S. airports or an extended travel ban without calling it as such? The Trump administration has so poisoned the well that it's hard to tell.

2 weeks ago

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill To Stymie Trump Travel Ban at Newark Airport

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill To Stymie Trump Travel Ban at Newark Airport

Associated Press

The New Jersey governor definitely isn't in the resistance camp, but we knew that. He is certainly ending his unpopular reign in style.

2 weeks ago

Hawaii Travel Ban Motion Opposed by U.S. Lawyers

Hawaii Travel Ban Motion Opposed by U.S. Lawyers

Associated Press

Among U.S. states, Hawaii has shown the most-dogged persistence in seeking to overturn and then amend the Trump administration's travel ban. Hawaii is facing an uphill fight in the lower courts.

2 weeks ago

Hawaii Won’t Give Up in New Attempt To Thwart Trump Travel Ban

Hawaii Won’t Give Up in New Attempt To Thwart Trump Travel Ban

Associated Press

The State of Hawaii is waging an uphill fight to get a federal judge to modify an earlier order to block the Trump travel ban after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled partially in favor of the ban. Hawaii won't cry "uncle" yet because the ban illogically bars entry to uncles, aunts and grandparents of U.S. citizens.

2 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Restrictions Remain in Place As Hawaii Loses Decision

Trump Travel Ban Restrictions Remain in Place As Hawaii Loses Decision

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

The State of Hawaii will keep trying to impede President Trump's travel ban, but the latest court ruling doesn't bode well for its chances.

3 weeks ago

Trump Slump Fears Are Not Coming True as International Tourism Grows

Trump Slump Fears Are Not Coming True as International Tourism Grows

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

It's worth remembering that — aside from some initial chaos at airports — the travel ban was put on hold by courts for the first part of the year. And the travel industry has put extra effort into sending a welcoming message to the world, even if the government has not.

3 weeks ago