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Administration Moves to Carry Out Partial Travel Ban - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved aggressively on Thursday to fulfill one of the president's most contentious campaign promises, banning entry into the United States by refugees from around the world and prohibiting most visitors from six ...and more »

All Eyes on LAX on the Eve of the Travel Ban Redux - L.A. Weekly

Masih Fouladi was hiking near Yorba Linda on Monday morning when he got the news: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries is lawful. The court also ruled Monday to allow ...and more »

Travel ban takes effect as State Department defines 'close family' - Washington Post

After five months of bitter legal squabbling, the Trump administration's modified travel ban took effect Thursday night under new guidelines designed to avert the chaos of the original rollout. But the rules will still keep many families split and are ...and more »

Which of your family members could visit under the travel ban - Washington Post

The Supreme Court on July 19 refused to block a lower judge's ruling that grandparents and other family members of people living in the United States are no longer barred from entering the country. This means the short list of family members outlining ...and more »

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: US Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Stepsiblings and half-siblings are allowed, but not nieces or nephews. Sons- and daughters-in-law are in, but brothers- and sisters-in-law are not. Parents, including in-laws, are considered “close family,” but grandparents are not. The ...and more »

The Supreme Court Partially Allowed Trump's Travel Ban. Who Is Still Barred? - New York Times

Portions of President Trump's travel ban went into effect at the end of June, after the Supreme Court temporarily lifted legal blocks on the ban and agreed to review the case this fall. The court granted an exception for people with “bona fide ...and more »

The Supreme Court's 'Muslim Ban' Decision Is Terrifying - Foreign Policy In Focus

I'm a U.S. citizen. I'm also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration's Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling, the court decided to leave in place parts of the Muslim ban while the merits of the case are debated ...and more »

PHOTO ESSAY: As You Digest the SCOTUS 'Muslim Ban' Ruling, Don't Forget About This Major Win - ColorLines magazine

Yesterday (June 26), the Supreme Court upheld the travel limits in President Donald Trump's executive order colloquially known as the ”Muslim ban.” The first version of the order restricted people from seven Muslim-majority nations from coming into the ...and more »

Trump Definition of “Family” Is in Contempt of Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling - Just Security

On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the administration must not enforce its Travel Ban Executive Order against foreign nationals who have “a credible claim” of a “close familial relationship” with “a person … in the United States.” On Wednesday ...and more »

US lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department. FILE PHOTO ...and more »