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Trump considers writing ‘brand new’ immigration order

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering rewriting his executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, indicating the administration may try to quickly restore some aspects of the now-frozen travel ban or replace it with other face-saving measures.

Trump travel ban case: A look at what comes next

A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban’s enforcement should stay in place while the case continues. The 3-0 decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the states on nearly every issue presented.

Trump travel ban cost $185 million in bookings, report says

Officials with the Global Business Travel Association say roughly $185 million in business travel bookings were lost in the week following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

U.S. accused of refusing detainee list as travel cases mount

The U.S. government is refusing to comply with a court order to identify people who were stopped at airports under President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven countries, lawyers said in one of many lawsuits nationwide to attack his sweeping immigration directive.

Trump’s travel ban: What you need to know

President Donald Trump’s surprise executive order on immigration and a Seattle judge’s stunning decision to temporarily block it a week later have induced a national whiplash, riveting attention first on protests that filled airports around the country and then on Trump’s Twitter rants questioning the judge’s legitimacy.

Federal appeals court judges question Trump’s authority on travel ban

The nationwide temporary halt to President Trump’s order limiting travel from seven mostly Muslim nations remained in place Tuesday while a three-judge federal appeals court panel weighed the limits of presidential power. The panel said it will make its ruling “as soon as possible” on the federal government’s request to throw out or at least scale back the temporary restraining order issued last Friday in Seattle. In that decision, U.S. District Judge James Robart agreed with Washington state that the presidential order could violate constitutional rights.

UW students sue over Trump travel ban

Two University of Washington students have filed a lawsuit, saying President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the country is unconstitutional.

DHS chief: Travel, immigration ban should have been delayed

President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban made “an awful lot of sense” but probably should have been delayed at least long enough to brief Congress about it, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told lawmakers Tuesday.

Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.

Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump’s executive order will now be allowed to travel for the emergency procedure.

Idaho governor says Christian refugees deserve priority

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he agrees with President Donald Trump that persecuted Christians should be treated as priority in the U.S. refugee program despite acknowledging that such preference is discriminatory.