Travel laws and regulations

November 21, 2017 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump's travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said. In letters sent Monday to members of the Senate, the inspector general'...
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November 20, 2017 - 9:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allows President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling allows the administration to keep...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington. Experts in artificial intelligence are sounding alarms about Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative that proposes using technology to scan social media and automatically make assessments about which foreigners should be allowed to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:22 pm
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed. The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists,...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, center, talks to reporters outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A U.S. appeals court on Monday, Nov. 13, allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect. The decision "closely tracks guidance previously issued by the Supreme Court," Chin said in a statement. "I'm pleased that family ties to the U. S., including grandparents, will be respected. We continue to prepare for substantive arguments before the Ninth Circuit on December 6 in Seattle." (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 13, 2017 - 9:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — On the same day a federal appeals court allowed part of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect, advocacy groups filed a new lawsuit Monday challenging the administration's related efforts to restrict or ban certain refugees from entering the U.S. The developments came as...
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November 13, 2017 - 7:31 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's travel bans (all times local): 4:20 p.m. On the same day that a federal appeals court allowed part of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect, advocacy groups have filed a new lawsuit challenging the administration...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 photo, Iranian film director Narges Abyar gives an interview to The Associated Press at her home, in Tehran, Iran. Abyar 's movie, “Nafas,” or “Breath,” about a young Iranian girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever nominee for the Academy Awards’ foreign film that was directed by a woman. But not everyone is celebrating and the mixed reaction to her film shows how art cuts across Iranian politics. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 10, 2017 - 2:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran's first-ever submission for the Academy Awards' foreign film directed by a woman. But not...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a cruise ship in Havana harbor, Cuba. President Donald Trump announced a new policy in June that partially rolled back the recent diplomatic opening with Cuba. New regulations implementing that policy are being unveiled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to further isolate the island's communist government. Now off-limits to U.S. citizens are dozens of...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2014, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 Nasrallah, in a televised speech, said the country's prime minister Saad Hariri was forced by Saudi Arabia to resign. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
November 05, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon's powerful militant group Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia Sunday of forcing the country's prime minister to resign after less than a year in his post, as Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to "leave immediately" and banned travel there. Prime Minister Saad...
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A police officer stands guard next to bicycles Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, that lie on a bike path at the crime scene after a motorist Tuesday drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
November 01, 2017 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed one Democrat for an immigration program that was backed by both parties and signed by a Republican president in 1990. The "Chuck Schumer beauty," as Trump called the program, was also George H.W. Bush's beauty. A look at Trump's...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is calling for “Merit Based immigration” following the truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and injured 11. Trump says on Twitter Wednesday that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roused by the first major ISIS-inspired attack on U.S. soil since he took office, President Donald Trump urged swift repeal of an immigration program that brought the suspect to America and laid into a political foe he said was responsible for it — though Republican George H. W...
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