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Google discussed promoting pro-immigration sites after Trump’s travel ban

LOS ANGELES: Google employees discussed their influence to promote pro-immigration websites after President Trump imposed his controversial travel ban last January. According to reports, Google staff members talked about the 'importance' of promoting these websites so that internet users could donate to them. Their plan did not go into effect after warnings from executives that it was a 'highly political' issue which they should not be seen getting in the middle of. Trump implemented his ban on travel to the US in…

US top court upholds Trump travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination. The 5-4 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, ended a fierce fight in the courts over whether the policy amounted to an unlawful Muslim ban while confirming broad presidential powers over immigration…

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban targeting Muslim countries

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's controversial ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries -- a major victory for the Republican leader after a tortuous legal battle. In a majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court ruled 5-4 that the most recent version of the ban, which the administration claims is justified by national security concerns, was valid. "In short, the language... is clear, and the Proclamation does not exceed any textual limit on the…

US Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump’s ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country. The nine justices are due to decide other politically sensitive cases on whether non-union workers have to pay fees to unions representing certain public-sector workers such as police and teachers, and the legality of California regulations on clinics that steer…

Interior ministry ordered to decide inclusion of US diplomat on ECL in 5 days

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the interior ministry's committee formed to decide inclusion or exclusion of names on the Exit Control List (ECL) to decide within five days a request seeking travel ban for a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist in the federal capital. Justice Aamir Farooq of the IHC directed the interior ministry to submit a compliance report on next hearing on April 24. The deputy secretary interior informed that the US diplomat’s name has been sent to the…

Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong U.S. ties: court

WASHINGTON: A U.S. appeals court on Friday said President Donald Trump’s hotly contested travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries should not be applied to people with strong U.S. ties. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers several West Coast states, also said its ruling would be put on hold pending a decision on the latest version of the travel ban from the Trump administration by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since taking office in January, Trump has been struggling to enact a ban that…

Supreme Court lets Trump’s latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts. The nine-member court, with two liberal justices dissenting, granted his administration’s request to lift two injunctions imposed by lower courts that had partially blocked the ban, which is the third version of a contentious policy that Trump first sought to implement a week…

Trump administration to add new screening for refugees: document

NEW YORK: The Trump administration will require all refugees to provide information about their whereabouts going back a decade, twice as long as before, during screening for admission to the United States, starting on Wednesday, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters. The U.S. government is also taking a step that refugee advocates say will in effect pause the admission of most adult male refugees from 11 countries as well as some Palestinians, for whom a certain kind of advanced security screening is…

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was due to go into full effect. The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii -- which the White House signaled it would appeal -- marks the latest blow to Trump's long-running efforts to restrict entry of travelers from targeted countries into the United States. Watson said the third rendition of the travel ban --…

US visas to six Muslim nations drop after travel ban

WASHINGTON: In the first two months after a June Supreme Court ruling allowed partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, visas issued on average each month to citizens of six countries targeted by the order were 18 percent lower compared to the month prior to the ban, a Reuters analysis of government data shows. The 3,268 visas issued in July and 3,884 visas issued in August to citizens of the six majority-Muslim countries were down from 4,351 issued in June. The July figure was lower than the monthly…