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Supreme Court to rule on Trump immigration limits

January 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday afternoon to consider the state of Hawaii’s claim that President Trump imposed an unconstitutional “Muslim ban” when he ordered strict new limits on entry into the U.S. by foreign nationals from six nations with Muslim-majority populations.

Government asks Justices to settle DACA quickly

January 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

With time running out for the Supreme Court to take on new cases in the current term, the Trump Administration asked Thursday evening that one more case be taken up swiftly: the controversy over the planned shutdown of the “DACA” program.

Trump team wants ruling on constitutional issue in immigration case

January 17, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on the constitutionality of the President’s third version of an executive order strictly limiting entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals with Muslim-majority populations.

Trump Administration to swiftly appeal DACA to Supreme Court

January 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration will ask the Supreme Court this week to uphold its power to end the “DACA” program that protects younger immigrants from deportation, and it will ask that the Justices not wait for a ruling by a federal appeals court, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Twitter plays role in judge’s temporary hold on Trump DACA decision

January 10, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Late Tuesday night, a federal judge in California temporarily stopped actions by the Trump administration to end parts of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, partly based on the meaning of President Trump's Twitter messages.

Justices speed up Trump immigration appeal

January 8, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Moving with unusual speed, the Supreme Court indicated on Monday that it will take its first look just 11 days from now at the Trump Administration’s new appeal seeking to defend the President’s third immigration order. 

Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order

January 6, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Returning to the Supreme Court with a new appeal on immigration, the Trump Administration on Friday asked the Justices for unchecked power to bar entry to the United States of foreign nationals of six countries with Muslim-majority populations.

Trump’s latest immigration curb fails in court

December 23, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

President Trump’s power was at its weakest point, constitutionally, when he imposed the latest version of a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority nations, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. 

Justices allow full enforcement of immigration curbs — for now

December 4, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

For at least the next several weeks, the Trump Administration may enforce in full all of its tough new restrictions on entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from six nations with Muslim population majorities, after getting temporary permission from the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon.

DACA dispute won’t go to Justices — yet

November 21, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration put off on Monday a move to draw the Supreme Court into the ongoing legal controversy over potential deportation of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant young people who have lived most of their lives in the U.S.

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