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Trump's Travel Ban Forever Changed the Lives of Muslims Around the World
Posted on 27 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rowaida Abdelaziz, Amr Alfiky, Huffington Post, Jan. 2022 "A year-long HuffPost investigation found hundreds of cases of Trump’s ban changing the lives of Muslims, both inside the United States and around the world. Families have been ripped... Read More

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Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 18, 2021 "... Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020... Read More

Pursuing a National Interest Exception to the Presidential Entry Bans on Economic Grounds ~ Not A Fool’s Errand
Posted on 3 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, July 3, 2020 "We’ve seen this movie before. Scene 1 : The President issues a proclamation in reliance on his authority to restrict the entry of certain noncitizens under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) §... Read More

Trump Amends June 22 Travel Ban (June 29, 2020)
Posted on 30 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 29, 2020 Proclamation on Amendment to Proclamation 10052 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and... Read More

Trump's Expanded Travel Ban - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 2, 2020 "President Trump has done it again. On January 31, 2020, he used his extraordinary broad powers under INA § 212(f) to expand his travel ban to six additional countries. The affected countries are Nigeria, Eritrea... Read More

White House Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 31, 2020 "Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry In Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Unlawful Application of Muslim Ban
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, Sept. 5, 2019 "The Center for Constitutional Rights sued the Trump administration for rescinding approved visas for nearly three dozen Yemeni family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents after Trump’s Muslim Ban took... Read More

Fallout from Trump’s Muslim Ban: Requiring Use of Social Media on Visa Application Forms - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 10, 2019 "On May 31, 2019, the State Department added new questions to visa application forms , DS-160/DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application. Visa applicants now have to disclose the... Read More

Muslim Ban / Travel Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 3, 2019 "A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to outright dismiss IRAP v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging the president’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from select Muslim-majority countries... Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Mar. 27, 2019 "At the time of the high court’s ruling, the key question was whether the policy was constitutional as written. But now, more than two years since Trump first issued the ban, the question isn’t simply... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Best Way for Trump to Offer 'Love and Sympathy' is to Repeal the Muslim Ban
Posted on 17 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 16, 2019 "In the aftermath of the killing of 49 people who were peacefully praying in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist, it is worth reflecting on Trump’s travel ban again. Trump’s travel ban, also... Read More

Former Consular Officer: "There Really Is No Waiver" for Muslim Travel Ban
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Emami v. Nielsen "[E]xhibits in the complaint ... include a declaration by a former consular officer, Christopher Richardson, Esq., who was employed by the United States Department of State from 2011 to 2018, and most recently as American Citizens... Read More

The Travel Ban at Two: Rocky Implementation Settles into Deeper Impacts
Posted on 5 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 31, 2019 "... The travel ban and related policies have thus significantly reshaped the entire refugee program. Possible Future Developments One of the reasons the Supreme Court... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Targeting Stalled Waivers for Muslim Ban
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Simpson, July 29, 2018 - "Muslim Advocates, Lotfi Legal, LLC, the Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, PLLC, and Public Counsel filed an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all individuals whose visa applications... Read More

Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii - Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii, July 2, 2018, Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese - "On June 26, 2018, the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii upheld President Trump’s travel... Read More