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Trump signs immigration order on asylum

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday he has signed an immigration proclamation, an order that would help effectively ban migrants who cross the US border with Mexico illegally from qualifying for asylum. The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the US southern border illegally from seeking asylum. People have to come into the United States at points of entry, Trump said before leaving for Paris. The plan, which…

Trump promises new immigration order next week

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will announce a new executive order on immigration next week, pressing on with an amended version of the much-criticized travel ban now caught up in court. "We will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people," he told a news conference. The Justice Department announced soon after that it wants to drop an appeal against a court ruling that suspended the travel ban targeting nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries as well as all…

Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to Trump immigration order

CALIFORNIA: A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering. The meeting is being called together by GitHub, which makes software development tools. Amicus, or friend of the court, briefs are filed by parties who are not litigants in a case but want to offer arguments or information to…

Trump immigration order restricted by three more US judges

WASHINGTON: Federal judges in three states followed one in New York in barring authorities from deporting travelers affected by US President Donald Trump's executive order imposing restrictions on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. The judges in Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington state issued their rulings late on Saturday or early on Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, US District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York City's Brooklyn borough ordered authorities to refrain from deporting previously approved refugees…

US Judge halts implementation of Trump’s immigration order

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country. The emergency court ruling was cheered at Boston's Logan International Airport, one of several major U.S. airports where protesters angry with Trump's order gathered. "Victory!!!!!!" the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose lawyers sued the government, tweeted…