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Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban cases

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one of two cases over President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries, suggesting it will step away from the controversy for now.

’Devastating’: Travel rules leave Iranian-Americans in limbo

U.S. Navy veteran Mohammed Jahanfar has traveled overseas four times in the past year to visit his Iranian fiancee, most recently hoping to complete government paperwork that would allow her to come live with him in the United States. But the 39-year-old now fears they will be forever separated after President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out new restrictions blocking most Iranians from traveling to America.

New travel ban leads Supreme Court to cancel Oct. 10 hearing

Supreme Court justices on Monday canceled the scheduled Oct. 10 argument in the Trump Administration travel ban case and asked both sides to explain whether the matter has been overtaken by events, or in legal parlance, is moot.

Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump’s travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president’s power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for.

Trump: London bombing is reason to expand U.S. travel ban

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Friday for a “tougher and more specific” U.S. travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. In a flurry of early-morning tweets, Trump called the explosion another attack “by a loser terrorist” and suggested London police missed an opportunity to prevent it. He added that his travel ban targeting six mostly Muslim nations should be “far larger, tougher and more specific – but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!”

Supreme Court agrees to temporary block on new refugees

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy granted a request from Trump administration lawyers Monday and temporarily blocked a 9th Circuit Court order that would have allowed more refugees to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim nations.

Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump’s travel ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president’s travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the country.

Trump travel ban arguments head back to U.S. appeals court

The fight over President Donald Trump’s travel ban returns to a federal appellate court with the government’s appeal of a ruling that allows grandparents, cousins and other family members of those already in the U.S. to enter the country.

Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in U.S.

HONOLULU – The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night. Ismail Elshikh, the imam of a Honolulu mosque, said his 52-year-old mother-in-law, Wafa Yahia, received approval from the U.S. government several weeks ago. She arrived at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Saturday evening on a flight from San Francisco in a 28-hour journey that started in Lebanon, he said.

U.S. colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. requirements since the White House imposed a travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries.