A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is back in session to hear arguments for and against President Trump's travel ban on Monday afternoon, just six weeks before the highest court in the land is scheduled to begin deliberations over the same case. Politico reports that a three-judge panel in Seattle will hear arguments about how the ban can be implemented while both sides await a decision regarding its constitutionality by the Supreme Court. It's the same court that originally upheld a decision to block Mr. Trump's revised travel ban. Judges on the panel found in June that the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests. The ban called for a temporary suspension of new visas and travel for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The 9th Circuit will now hear arguments that are expected to focus on the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 9th Circuit court to hear arguments on Trump travel ban
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Judges for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle were skeptical of President Trump's travel ban in arguments on Monday, as Department of Justice lawyers attempted to defend the federal government's stance that grandparents and other relatives of U.S. residents are not exempt from the ban. The appeals court didn't issue a decision in State of Hawaii v. Donald Trump as the three-judge panel considered an interim ruling from the Supreme Court, but the judges on Monday gave some indication of where they stand. The revised travel ban, which temporarily suspends new visas and travel for people from the Muslim-dominated countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, was blocked by a Hawaii judge earlier in the year, and the same appeals court upheld the Hawaii court's decision. The Supreme Court issued a provisional ruling in June that the ban couldn't be imposed on those with a "bona fide" relationship to someone in the U.S. -- such as grandparents and other relatives … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Court questions scope of Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. The order was not the court's last word on the travel policy that President Trump first rolled out in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world. It's unclear, though, what will be left for the court to decide. The 90-day travel ban lapses in late September and the 120-day refugee ban will expire a month later. The administration has yet to say whether it will seek to renew the bans, make them permanent or expand the travel ban to other countries. Lower courts have ruled that the bans violate the Constitution and federal … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Supreme Court permits Trump administration ban on most refugees
SEATTLE -- A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States. U.S. District Judge James Robart ordered the federal government to process certain refugee applications but said his directive did not apply to people without a "bona fide relationship" to a person or entity in the United States. Robart heard arguments Thursday in lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and Jewish Family Service, which say the ban causes irreparable harm and puts some people at risk. Government lawyers argued that the ban is needed to protect national security. Trump allows refugee admissions, with "enhanced vetting" President Trump restarted the refugee program in October "with enhanced vetting capabilities." The day before his executive order, Secretary of State Rex … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Federal judge partially lifts Trump’s refugee ban
Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 3:43 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- What is a bona fide relationship and why does it matter? It's the basis for the implementation of the president's travel ban, and after the Supreme Court's ruling that the ban can be partially enforced, the Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The new rules took effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday following the State Department sending a cable to all U.S. embassies and consulates late Wednesday, which was obtained first by The Associated Press.Who qualifies as "close" family?A parent, a spouse, child or sibling. According to the New York Times, this also includes step siblings.Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department say new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Who’s banned from entering the U.S. when Trump travel ban goes into effect?