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Presidential Proclamation Removes Travel Ban Restrictions on Chad

Yesterday, President Trump announced that effective April 13, 2018, Chad is no longer subject to the restrictions and limitations of Presidential Proclamation 9645, commonly known as Travel Ban 3.0. DOS and DHS also issued statements about the president’s decision.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban

oday a federal judge largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The latest ban was set to fully go into effect in the early morning hours of Wednesday, barring various types of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela. Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii wrote that the latest ban “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.

Trump’s Refugee Ban Ends as White House Preps New Screening Rules

PBS reports that President Trump’s March 6, 2017, Executive Order, which included a four-month worldwide ban on refugees entering the United States, expired today. Refugees seeking entry to the United States will now face what officials have described as a more stringent and thorough examination of their backgrounds, in line with the Trump “extreme vetting” policy for immigrants. AILA has also provided updated Talking Points on President Trump’s September 24, 2017, proclamationrestricting travel to the United States by foreign nationals from certain countries, including information on litigation blocking certain aspects of the proclamation

Two Nationwide TROs Enjoin the Majority of Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from implementing the majority of the latest version of the president’s controversial Travel Ban 3.0, hours before it was due to take effect. Today, Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland granted a second nationwide preliminary injunction against the travel ban. As this updated AILA practice alert notes, in light of these rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad will not be restricted from traveling to the United States. Trump keeps trying to unconstitutionally ban people from other countries and keeps getting struck down by the Courts.

New Travel Ban issued

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

If you are in this, check with an Immigration Lawyer for your options

Travel Ban expanded

Trump expands travel ban. Clearly there are several suits to come and issues regarding the constitutionality.

DOS updates definition on Travel Ban

DOS issued revised guidance in response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii’s ruling on July 13, 2017, regarding the definition of “close familial relationship.” In addition to what was previously defined under U.S. government guidance as “parent (including parent-in-law), spouse, fiancé, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling, whether whole or half, and including step relationships,” the District Court in Hawaii ruled that “close family” in Executive Order (EO) 13780 also includes “grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt and uncles, nephews and nieces, and cousins.”

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