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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus by President Donald Trump on immigration issues


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

To overcome travel ban, some Americans taking cases to court

Advocates say the process for obtaining a travel ban waiver is still shrouded in unpredictability, which causes delays for thousands of American citizens waiting for loved ones.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they …


Travel ban forces Americans to wait years for loved ones

The Trump administration’s travel ban has forced American citizens to live apart from their husbands, wives and children for years, and there’s no end in sight for many families


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Boy whose Yemeni mom fought U.S. travel ban to see him dies

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was separated from his Yemeni mother until she successfully fought the Trump administration’s travel ban to see him in the United States laid …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Yemeni mom overcomes travel ban to finally hold dying son

After battling U.S. immigration authorities for more than a year for the right to enter the country and flying halfway around the world, a Yemeni mother finally got to hold …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit

U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

High court OKs Trump’s travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his …


Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries …


Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that President Donald Trump once again exceeded the scope of his authority with his latest travel ban, but the judges on the 9th …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

State Dept says Trump travel ban fully implemented

The State Department says President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational. The announcement follows the Supreme Court’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Travel ban faces scrutiny from Seattle judges who blocked it before

The U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take effect – at least for now – has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Fight over Trump travel restrictions back to appeals courts

Citing national security concerns, President Donald Trump announced his initial travel ban on citizens of certain Muslim-majority nations in late January, bringing havoc and protests to airports around the country. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Justices urged to deny Trump plea to enforce full travel ban

Challengers to the Trump administration’s latest travel ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to reject the administration’s plea to be allowed to fully …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means – and insisting …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

A U.S. appeals court is allowing President Donald Trump’s newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Seattle lawsuit challenges bar on entry of refugee’s family

A Somali refugee living in Washington is asking a federal judge to let his wife and young children join him in the United States, saying the Trump administration’s indefinite ban …


Six states seek to intervene in Hawaii’s travel ban challenge

Six U.S. states want to intervene in Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban.


Judge keeps Washington travel ban case on hold

A Seattle judge will let legal battles over the latest travel restrictions work their way through other courts, and puts the Washington case on hold.


Seattle judge ices states’ challenge to latest travel ban

SEATTLE – A federal judge in Seattle has put on hold a challenge by Washington and several other states to the Trump administration’s latest travel ban. U.S. District Judge James …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Ferguson: Lawsuits against administration keep Trump ‘accountable’

Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells Senate Republicans his multiple legal challenges to the Trump administration protect Washington. Majority Leader Mark Schoesler says inquiry from members was routine, not political.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Yemeni journalist denied entry to US to receive press award

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says a Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award.


Justice Department files notice of appeal to judge’s block of travel ban

The Justice Department filed Friday its formal notice of appeal to a federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration from enforcing its latest travel ban.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect.


Judge lifts stay so Washington state can challenge 3rd travel ban

A federal judge has granted Washington state the opportunity to challenge the third and latest travel ban announced by President Donald Trump.