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Trump’s travel ban imperils US citizen with cancer

NEW YORK: Maziar Hashemi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Massachusetts, has been told by doctors that his best hope for surviving a rare form of blood cancer is a bone marrow transplant. President Donald Trump’s travel ban could make that impossible. Bone marrow transplants require a close match between donor and recipient. A few months after his diagnosis last September, Hashemi, 60, learned that his brother in Iran, Kamiar Hashemi, was a rare 100-percent match. The only problem was Kamiar’s nationality.…

Revised Trump travel ban going into effect- who will be hit?

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries will come into force late Thursday, as controversy swirls over who qualifies for an exemption based on family ties. Delayed by five months of legal challenges before the Supreme Court partially backed Trump, the ban comes into effect at 8 pm Thursday Eastern time (0000 GMT Friday), putting tight restrictions on the issuance of visas to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Officials stressed that anyone…

US Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States. The case represents a major test of presidential powers. The justices, in their unsigned decision, granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues. The court, which…

Hawaii judge freezes Trump’s revamped travel ban

HONOLULU: A federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump's revised executive order temporarily closing US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat. US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled that the state of Hawaii, in its legal challenge to the order, had established a strong likelihood that the ban would cause "irreparable injury" were it to go ahead. The ruling means a nationwide freeze on enforcement of a ban on entry by nationals of…

US judge extends deportation stay in Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge on Thursday extended until February 21 a stay on visa holders from seven Muslim majority countries and refugees being deported under President Donald Trump's travel ban. Judge Carol Bagley Amon took the decision at a hearing in New York, saying that she did not want to leave the issue in limbo given that the stay -- ordered last Saturday -- was set to expire on February 11. The travel restrictions ban all refugees from entering the United States for at least 120 days and visa holders from…

Trump travel ban stirs faint corporate outcry beyond Silicon Valley

NEW YORK/BOSTON: Most US corporate bosses have stayed silent on President Donald Trump's immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies that could provoke a backlash from the White House. While the leaders of Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc emailed their staff to denounce the suspension of the US refugee program and the halting of arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries, many of their counterparts in other industries either declined comment or responded with company statements…

Emirates changes flight crews after ‘Trump travel ban’

DUBAI: Dubai carrier Emirates said it has adjusted its crews for flights to the United States following President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The new president faced mass protests and global outrage over the controversial bar on travellers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, as around 300 people were stopped or detained worldwide en route to the US. "We have made the necessary adjustments to our crewing, to comply with the latest requirements," a…