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Trump team again disputes “Muslim ban” claim

October 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Beginning its defense in a federal appeals court of the third version of President Trump’s attempt to block entry of foreign nationals from six Mideast nations, the Administration argued that the new restrictions have nothing to do with religion and are focused only on national security fears.

Second judge blocks new Trump immigration order

October 18, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

For the second time in the span of one day, President Trump’s latest attempt to bar entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals from Muslim nations has been blocked by a federal court. Late Monday night, a Maryland judge imposed a nationwide order against enforcement.

New Trump immigration order blocked

October 17, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

President Trump’s third attempt to put strict new limits on immigration from Mideast nations – like the first two – ran into trouble in federal court on Tuesday, with a judge in Hawaii blocking it from going into full effect at midnight.

Trump team opens a defense of new immigration limits

October 12, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Opening its defense in court of the third version of the Trump Administration’s curbs on immigration, government lawyers on Thursday argued that a wide-ranging new study of the issue severs any link to prior anti-Muslim statements by the President or his aides.

Supreme Court ends one of two Trump immigration cases

October 11, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Declaring that it was taking no position on the legality of President Trump’s now-replaced order curbing entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from six Mideast nations, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening dismissed an Administration appeal on that question.

A difficult new question on Trump and immigration

October 5, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The opposing sides in the historic controversy over President Trump’s limits on foreign travelers’ entry into the U.S. handed the Supreme Court on Thursday a difficult new question: will the defeats the Administration already suffered in this fight in lower courts remain, or be wiped off the books?

Challenge to new Trump immigration policy

October 1, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Two legal advocacy groups asked a federal judge on Friday to  allow them to begin a new challenge to President Trump’s latest attempt to restrict entry into the U.S. by foreign nationals.  The groups will seek a court order to block enforcement of the new  approach, which is scheduled to go into effect on October 18.

Trump team wins – for now –on bar to 24,000 refugees

September 12, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening gave the Trump Administration permission to continue – but perhaps only for the time being – to exclude some 24,000 refugees from entering the U.S.  

Trump team maneuver on immigration challenged

September 12, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Arguing that the Trump Administration is trying to get the Supreme Court to ensure “that every possible refugee is excluded” from the U.S., the state of Hawaii urged the Justices on Tuesday to allow some 24,000 of these foreign nationals to resettle here in coming weeks.

Trump team seeks to bar 24,000 refugees

September 11, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Arguing that a federal appeals court is defying the Supreme Court on immigration, the Trump Administration asked the Justices on Monday to allow it to continue to bar the entry of foreign refugees who have been promised resettlement in the U.S. – a group of about 24,000 individuals from around the globe.

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