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Nigeria has asked the U.S. to remove it from the travel ban list.

Nigeria is part of the list of 6 countries who were recently added to the “travel ban” list. This means that as of February 21, Nigerian citizens were banned from visas that can lead to permanent residency in the U.S. On Thursday, the Nigerian government asked the United States once more to remove it from the visa restriction list. The United States has not lifted the ban.

D.C. Circuit Court Revives Lawsuit Filed by 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners from Travel Ban Countries

The court held that, on the present record, the case is not moot, because whether the district court retains the authority to award relief to the plaintiffs—winners of the 2017 diversity visa lottery from countries included in Executive Order 13780’s travel ban—is a merits question, even though the statutory deadline to apply for the diversity visas has passed. Accordingly, the court reversed the order dismissing the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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.

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